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NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (July 1, 2015) B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that it has won 20 awards for their books in the 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, more than any other Christian publisher in 2015. There were 33 total book categories. Winners were presented in Orlando at the International Christian Retail Show on June 30. 

Among the winners include #1 CBA Best-seller Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Dr. Thom Rainer and other major releases like The Study Bible for Women, The Big Picture Interactive Bible (for kids), Beth Moore’s Portraits of Devotion, Angie Smith’s Chasing God and Matt Chandler’s Recovering Redemption

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:

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.


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)


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
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) 

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: Contemporary
Mom’s Night Out, Tricia Goyer (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)


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

Young Adult Nonfiction

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, an imprint 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. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.