ECPA's Rush To PressAnnouncing the 2014 Winning Titles of the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award


Sarah Bolme, Christian Small Publishers Association



(Charlotte, NC)  Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2014 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. Book lovers and retailers selling Christian products voted on the nominated titles in each of twelve categories.


“This year the voting was very competitive,” states Sarah Bolme, Director of Christian Small Publishers Association, the sponsor of the award. “Two categories had ties for first place—a first for the Book of the Year Award.”


The winners in each of the twelve categories are:



Thirty Days to Glory, Kathy Nickerson, CrossRiver Media Group, 9781936501199



Shenandoah Nights, Lisa Belcastro, OakTara, 9781602903784


Christian Living

A Bead and a Prayer, Kristen E. Vincent, Upper Room Books, 9780835812177


Life’s A Pain: Journeying By Faith When Every Step Hurts, Todd Rettberg, CrossLink Publishing, 9781936746248


Bible Study / Theology 

The Epic of God, Michael Whitworth, Start2Finish Books, 9780615719573



This I Know, Toby Holsinger, CrossRiver Media Group, 9781936501175


Biography / Memoir

SuperGal vs. GOD, Lori Hynson, Broken Shoe Press, 9780989079006


Crossfire: The Life of Chuck Svoboda, a Foot-Soldier in God’s Army, David J. Bauer, Grace Acres Press, 9781602650374


Relationships / Family

25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband, Jennifer L Flanders, Prescott Publishing, 9781938945021


Children’s (age 4 to 8) 

The Potter, Cindy Starr Stewart, Carpenter’s Son, 9780988940369


Children’s (age 8 to 12) 

Where the River Rises, Rosie Boom, Boom Tree Publishing, 9780992253318


Young Adult (age 12+) 

A Cry From Egypt, Hope Auer, Great Waters Press, 9781938554018


Gift Book 

101 Surprises! Sayings with Scriptures You Didn’t See Coming, Wilma Shepard Caraway, Fruitbearer Publishing LLC, 9781478156680


eBook Exclusive 

Subject Your Flesh, Beyr Reyes, ShadeTree Publishing, 9781937331580


The winning titles can be viewed at


The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA). A total of 108 titles were nominated for the twelve award categories.


About Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA)

CSPA represents and promotes small publishers in the Christian marketplace. CSPA represents a membership of over 100 small publishers and independently published authors producing materials for the Christian marketplace. CSPA is a supplier member of CBA. For more information about Christian Small Publishers Association visit