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Lisa Beech, Senior Publicity Manager

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Colorado Springs, CO (May 11, 2015) – David C Cook is honored to announce that Kara Tippetts, The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard, was the winner of the 2015 Christian Book Award® in the inspiration category. The awards are given by the Evangelical Publishers Association (ECPA) and were announced on Tuesday evening May 5, 2015 at their awards banquet held in Nashville, TN. 

“Kara was overjoyed to hear the news in a private meeting, just a few days before she passed, about her award. She beamed as she was able to hold and see the book with the award printed on it,” said Cris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer. “The message of hope and grace that Kara communicates for people amidst the pain and struggles of life embodies our mission and ministry and we are honored to help steward that message.” 

Kara continues to touch the lives of so many with her testimony. Her book and blog site, Mundane Faithfulness, inspires and encourages those searching for hope and joy in the midst of “life’s hard” ( Her husband Jason updates the blog and shares his journey honoring and remembering Kara.

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David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at