ECPA's Rush To Press

Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Finalists
in 2015 Word Awards 

Contact: Karen Steele
(616)676-9185 x100
ksteele@bakerpublishinggroup. com

Ada, Mich. (April 16, 2015)Three Baker Publishing Group titles are on the shortlist for The Word Guild’s 2015 Word Awards. For a complete list of shortlist titles, please visit 2015-word-awards-shortlist

Book – Academic

Who’s Afraid of Relativism?: Community, Contingency, and Creaturehood (The Church and Postmodern Culture series) by James K. A. Smith
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801039737; ebook ISBN 9781441245762; $19.99)
A leading Christian philosopher introduces the philosophical sources behind contemporary theology, offering a fresh analysis of relativism and pragmatism. 

Book – Biblical Studies

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology by J. Richard Middleton
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801048685; ebook ISBN 9781441241382; $26.99)
Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, Middleton makes a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope and suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications. 

Book – Christian Living

Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter (Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433559; ebook ISBN 9781441245854; $16.99)
Focusing on the church’s engagement with gay and lesbian Christians, this book invites readers into a gracious conversation regarding human sexuality. 

The Word Awards are designed to bring attention to excellence in Canadian Christian writing in all genres. Award winners will be announced at a gala on June 13, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario. 

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.