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Crossway celebrates two TGC Book Award winners in 2021

WHEATON, Ill., December 2, 2021—Crossway is pleased to announce that two books—The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World and The Path to Being a Pastor: A Guide for the Aspiring—have been named winners in their respective categories for the Gospel Coalition’s 2021 Book Awards.

The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World(Crossway, February 2021) by Brett McCracken was awarded in the Christian Living category. Helping believers navigate today’s media-saturated culture, McCracken presents a biblical case for wisdom and points readers to more lasting and reliable sources of wisdom—not for their own glorification, but ultimately for God’s. TGC comments, “This is an important book for anyone who is drowning in digital content—in other words, it’s an important book for all of us.”

The Path to Being a Pastor: A Guide for the Aspiring (Crossway, August 2021) by Bobby Jamieson was awarded in the Ministry category. Written from personal experience, Jamieson lays the groundwork for aspiring leaders to walk through various stages of ministry preparation, trusting that the Lord will direct their steps on the path to becoming a pastor. “For a destination as important as the pastorate, we would do well to think carefully about the journey. Jamieson’s book helps us do just that,” writes TGC.

Titles that received honorable mentions include:

  • Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church (Crossway, April 2021) by Matt Smethurst in the Ministry category

  • Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands (Crossway, March 2021) by Jen Wilkin in the Proper Theology category

  • Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College(Crossway, April 2021) by Michael Kruger in the Evangelism & Apologetics category

  • Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God (Crossway, July 2021) by Garrett Kell in the First-Time Author category

  • Journey to the Cross: A 40-Day Lenten Devotional (Crossway, January 2021) by Paul David Tripp in the Bible Study & Devotional Literature Category

The Gospel Coalition, founded in 2005, reviews nearly three hundred books per year on their website and in their academic journal, Themelios. Awards are given to titles that are gospel-centered, faithful to Scripture, spiritually discerning, and unifying and renewing for the church.

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-based content to honor our Savior and serve his church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information, visit

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