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Debut novelist Amanda Dykes wins the 2020 Christy Book of the Year Award

Ada, Mich. (November 13, 2020)—On Thursday, November 12, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the 2020 Christy Award winners in a virtual webcast. Three Baker Publishing Group authors were recipients of this prestigious award including Amanda Dykes, whose debut novel Whose Waves These Are (Bethany House; ISBN 9780764232664; E-book ISBN 9781493418787; $14.99) received the 2020 Christy Book of the Year Award. Whose Waves These Are also won a Christy Award in the General Fiction category.

The powerhouse father-daughter writing team of Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker also received a Christy Award in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category for their book The Girl behind the Red Rope (Revell; ISBN 9780800739034; E-book ISBN 9781493419562; $14.99).

The Christy Award® was established in 1999 as a way to honor excellence, imagination, and creativity for works of fiction written from a Christian worldview. ECPA assumed administration and ownership of The Christy Awards in 2017 and continues to work toward growing the unique opportunity of fiction in the Christian publishing industry. For the complete list of winners, please visit

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Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, publishes books that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Whether through fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence.

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