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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (April 13, 2015) B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that it has received 30 nominations for their books in the 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, the most among Christian publishers and almost than double its 14 nominations in 2014. Winners of the awards will be presented in Orlando at the International Christian Retail Show, June 28 to July 1, 2015. 

Those who are part of the Christian products industry were qualified to vote in the awards, and were asked to judge the nominations 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 Christ-like 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 new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.

The following B&H Books and Bibles were nominated. Among these include #1 CBA Best-seller Autopsy of a Dead Church by Dr. Thom Rainer and other major releases like Beth Moore’s Portraits of Devotion, Angie Smith’s Chasing God and Matt Chandler’s Recovering Redemption


Bibles: Children’s
Big Picture Interactive Bible, B&H Editorial (B&H Publishing Group)

Bibles: Devotional/Study
The Study Bible for Women, Rhonda Harrington Kelley, Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Holman Bible Staff (B&H Publishing Group)

Bibles: General
Holman Study Bible, NKJV (B&H Publishing Group) 


Eight Twenty Eight, Ian and Larissa Murphy (B&H Publishing Group)

Bible Reference/Study
Christ Centered Exposition: Exalting Jesus in Exodus, Tony Merida (B&H Publishing Group)

Children’s Fiction
The Knight and the Firefly, Amanda Jenkins, Daniel Fernandez and Tara Reeves (B&H Publishing Group)

Children’s Nonfiction
Donkey in the Living Room, Sarah Cunningham (B&H Publishing Group)

For Such a Time as This, Angie Smith and Breezy Brookshire (B&H Publishing Group)

Christian Living: Practical Life
Chasing God, Angie Smith (B&H Publishing Group)
Wisdom of Faith, Bobby Bowden and Steve Bowden (B&H Publishing Group) 

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth
Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer (B&H Publishing Group) 

Church and Culture
Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Thom S. Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)

Portraits of Devotion, Beth Moore (B&H Publishing Group)

Truth Matters, Andreas J. Kostenberger, Darrell Bock and Josh Chatraw (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Amish
Gabriel’s Bride, Amy Lillard (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Contemporary

Mom’s Night Out, Tricia Goyer (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: General

Dating, Dining and Desperation, Melody Carlson (B&H Publishing Group)
For the Love of Pete, Debby Mayne (B&H Publishing Group)

Fiction: Historical 

Shadowed by Grace, Cara Putman (B&H Publishing Group)

Nonfiction: Men
Beat God to the Punch, Eric Mason (B&H Publishing Group)

Nonfiction: Women
Enough, Kate Conner (B&H Publishing Group) 

A Parent’s Book of Prayers, Tony Wood (B&H Publishing Group)

The Underestimated Gospel, Jonathan Leeman, general editor; Matt Chandler, David Platt, John Piper, Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin DeYoung, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever and J. Ligon Duncon III (B&H Publishing Group)

Raising a Princess, John Croyle (B&H Publishing Group)

Social Issues
Fulfilled, Joey Lankford (B&H Publishing Group)

The Insanity of Obedience, Nik Ripken (B&H Publishing Group)

Young Adult Nonfiction
10 Things for Teenage Girls, Kate Conner (B&H Publishing Group)
True Love Project: 40 Days of Purity, Clayton King (B&H Publishing Group)

The Love Dare, Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick (B&H Publishing Group)

Historia de la Pascua, Bristol Works (B&H Publishing Group)


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.