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Announcing the 2016 Winning Titles
of the Small Publisher Book of the Year Award


Sarah Bolme, Christian Small Publishers Association

Charlotte, NC, April 25, 2016—Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2016 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 fourteen categories. “We are proud to continue to recognize outstanding Christian books by small publishers and independent authors,” states Sarah Bolme, Director of Christian Small Publishers Association, the sponsor of the award.

The winners in each of the fourteen categories are:


489: A Short Story About Forgiveness, Beyr Reyes, ShadeTree Publishing, 978-1937331702

Historical Fiction

Wilted Dandelions, Catherine Ulrich Brakefield, CrossRiver Media Group, 978-1936501236


His Last Hope: A Contemporary Christian Romance, M. A. Malcolm, 978-9769581517

Christian Living 

Despite Your Circumstances, Candida Sullivan, ShadeTree Publishing, 978-1937331689

Bible Study / Theology 

Songs from the Heart: Meeting with God in the Psalms, Tim Riordan, GreenTree Publishers, 978-0692213476


For You My Husband, Melissa Moxley, CrossLink Publishing, 978-0985289669

Biography / Memoir

Out of the Darkroom, Into the Light, Tracey Casciano, 978-1512714692

Relationships / Family

The Talks, Barrett Johnson, INFO for Families Resources, 978-0615913711

 Children’s (age 4 to 8) 

What do you see? What does God see?, Denise D. Brown, db Word Gallery, 978-0991059300

Children’s (age 8 to 12) 

Picture Imperfect, Susan Thogerson Maas, Ashberry Lane, 978-1941720103

Young Adult (age 12+) 

Edging Through the Darkness, D.L. Koontz, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 978-1941103968

Gift Book  

Hungry for God … Starving for Time, 5-Minute Devotions for Busy Women, Lori Hatcher, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 978-1941103821

Christian Education

Dreams Revealed: Handbook for Biblical Dream Interpretation, Terri Meredith, ShadeTree Publishing, 978-1937331740

eBook Exclusive

The Royal Couple, Nicole Taylor

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 123 titles were nominated for the award categories.

About Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA)

CSPA represents and promotes small publishers in the Christian marketplace. CSPA represents a membership of over 125 small publishers producing materials for the Christian Marketplace. CSPA is a supplier member of CBA. For more information about Christian Small Publishers Association visit http://www.