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22 Titles Lauded as Finalists in 2016 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (April 18, 2016) B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that it has received 22 nominations for their books in the 2016 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, the most among Christian publishers. Winners of the awards will be presented in at the International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati, OH, in late June.

Those who are part of the Christian products industry were qualified to vote in the awards, and were asked to judge the products nominated by companies and authors on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion; open people’s minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christlike living. The full list is found here: http:// finalists.html

Introduced in 2001, the awards sponsored by Christian Retailing have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant, life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.

The following B&H Books and Bibles were nominated. Among these include two of the new books in the My Bible is My Best Friend series by Sheila Walsh, I Will by Thom Rainer, Fervent by Priscilla Shirerand The Battle Plan for Prayer by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick.

“This has been an incredible season for the B&H imprint to be so highly recognized by the ECPA Christian Book Awards® and Christian Retailing’s Best Awards,” says Eric Geiger, President of B&H Publishing Group. “We are all humbled and thankful for these great resources, and the incredible authors we are honored to partner with, as they are impacting so many lives.”

Bibles: Devotional/Study
The HCSB Study Bible for Kids, Courage, imitation leather

Bibles: General
The Notetaking Bible, HCSB, bonded leather, black/brown

Bibles: Teen
Essential Teen Study Bible, HCSB, hardcover

Bible Reference/Study
Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation Commentary: Hebrews, Thomas R. Schreiner

Christ-Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs, Daniel L. Akin

Children’s Fiction
Meet my Best Friend, Sheila Walsh

Peter’s Perfect Pray Place, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Children’s Nonfiction
Little Words Matter Bible Storybook  

Christian Living: Practical Life
Audacious, Beth Moore

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth
The Battle Plan for Prayer, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Church and Culture
I Will, Thom Rainer

The Bible is My Best Friend Family Devotional, Sheila Walsh

The Devotional for Women, Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Patterson

The Gospel Story, The Big Picture Interactive/, The Gospel Project

Nonfiction: Women
Dancing Through Life, Candace Cameron Bure  

Fervent, Priscilla Shirer  

Who You Are, John Croyle  

Social Issues
Onward, Russell Moore

Young Adult Fiction
Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most (Un)Popular Girl in Middle School, Angie Spady

Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore

DVD: Book/Bible Study
War Room Bible Study Leaders Kit, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick  

La Gran Historia: Libro de Historias Interactivas

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation.