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Christian Focus Author Presented Golden Scroll Award
Merited Book Answers Common Questions for Women

Contact: Tara Miller, MillSpring Marketing

Birmingham, Ala.—Christian Focus Publications congratulates Patricia Ennis, recipient of a Golden Scroll Merit Award for Nonfiction from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) for her book God Is My Strength: Fifty Biblical Responses to Issues Facing Women Today.

As a college and seminary professor for many years, Ennis has compiled a list of 50 questions that women frequently pose.  It is her passion, she tells the reader, to share responses “that would challenge you to become theologically sound (Titus 2:1-5) as well as a ‘doer of the word’ (James 1:22) in the critical areas of your life: Your God, Yourself, Your Relationships, Your Home, Your World.”

Catherine Mackenzie, editor for Christian Focus, says, “Pat Ennis is a great addition to our writing team. She has a wealth of experience that consists not only of knowledge but of practical skills and theological expertise. These are gifts you just can’t buy – you can only gain them through life. And here we have someone who knows them, lives them and can write about them!  You often hear the phrase that to prove your knowledge on a subject you have to be able to teach it. Pat has done that, not only in the classroom at Southwestern Seminary, but between the pages of this excellent book: God Is My Strength. It’s a delight to see Pat’s passion for the home, God’s Word and women believers being given the recognition it deserves through AWSA.”

AWSA, which consists of over 400 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally, presented the awards at a banquet Sunday, June 26, at the Duke Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Pat Ennis is distinguished professor and director of homemaking programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to this, she taught at The Master’s College and Christian Heritage College. She has authored and co-authored several books, including The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook, with Dr. Dorothy Patterson, the 554-page volume that is a snapshot of the Homemaking Curriculum at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southwestern.

Christian Focus Publications, headquartered in Scotland, UK, publishes up to 80 titles each year with books also translated into over 80 languages. The market split for CFP books is approximately 50% USA, 30% UK and 20% rest of world (including exports to English-speaking nations and translations in other languages). Christian Focus books are categorized in four focused imprints: “Christian Focus”—popular adult titles; “CF4K”—books for children; “Christian Heritage”—classics; and “Mentor”—academic.

God Is My Strength • $12.99 • ISBN 978-1-78191-642-1 • trade paper• 220 pages