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Christian Small Publishers Association announces the
2017 winning titles of the Book of the Year Award

Charlotte, NC, April 24, 2017Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2017 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life.

Book lovers and retailers selling Christian products voted on the nominated titles in each of thirteen categories. “We are proud to continue to recognize outstanding Christian books by small publishers and independent authors,” states Sarah Bolme, Director of Christian Small Publishers Association, the sponsor of the award.

The winners in each of the thirteen categories are:

Always With You, Elaine Stock, Elk Lake Publishing, 978-1942513841

Historical Fiction
Dawn of Liberty: Short Story Collection, Amber Schamel, Vision Writer Publications, 978-0692698488

Forgiveness, Marianne Evans, Pelican Book Group, 978-1611168600

Christian Living
Frankly Speaking, Janet Dash-Harris, CLM Publishing, 978-0996550116

Bible Study / Theology
Stuff Jesus Never Said, Paul Ellis, KingsPress, 978-1927230398

Getting To Know Jesus: An Invitation to Walk With The Lord Day By Day, Eric Kampmann, Beaufort Books, 978-0825307904

Biography / Memoir
The Party’s Not Over Until God Says So, V.Lynn Whitfield, Professional Woman Publishing, 978-0996580960

Relationships / Family
Handing Out Life: The Simple Way to Rewarding Relationships in All of Life, Rev. Dr. Todd A. Biermann, Halo Publishing, 978-1612444512

Children’s (age 4 to 8)
Fireflies, Ginger Sanders (author), Tracy Applewhite Broom (illustrator), 978-1498469791

Children’s (age 8 to 12)
Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, Ben Avery (author), Mark Harmon (illustrator), Beartruth Collective, LLC, 978-1945128004

Young Adult (age 12+)
Healing Rain, Katy Newton Naas, Clean Reads, 978-1621354079

Gift Book
Jesus Loves You, Christine Topjian, Lighthouse Publishing, 978-1519489104

Christian Education
Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies, Pamela Christian, Protocol, Ltd., 978-0990942108

The winning titles can be viewed at

The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA). A total of 120 titles were nominated for the award categories.

About Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA)

CSPA represents, promotes, and strengthens small publishers and independently published authors in the Christian marketplace. CSPA represents a membership of over 135 small publishers and independent authors producing materials for the Christian Marketplace. CSPA is a supplier member of CBA. For more information about Christian Small Publishers Association visit

Contact:  Sarah Bolme, Christian Small Publishers Association  704-277-7194