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“Discipled Leader” wins Book of the Year at Selah Awards; Five other Kregel titles also named winners

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kregel Publications is pleased to announce that six Kregel titles have been named winners at the 2022 Selah Awards.

Discipled Leader: Inspiration from a Fortune 500 Executive for Transforming Your Workplace by Pursuing Christ, by Preston Poore, was named Book of the Year and also won first place in the General Nonfiction category. Angie Ward, assistant director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary, praises Discipled Leader: “Preston provides the rationale and tools to help leaders develop a strong, Christ-centered foundation for unimpeachable character and lasting influence.” Read more about the book here.

Also in the General Nonfiction category, Spouse in the House:Rearranging Our Attitudes to Make Room for Each Other, by Cynthia Ruchti and Becky Melby, was awarded third place. Spouse in the House is a hilarious and heartfelt guidebook for married partners to learn to co-exist in the same house without co-exhausting each other. Read more about the book here.

With Fresh Eyes:60 Insights into the Miraculously Ordinary from a Woman Born Blind, by Karen Wingate, won first place in the Devotionals category. With Fresh Eyes invites readers to reawaken to the wonders of creation—great and small—and to how God is working in everyday moments. Read more about the book here.

Hope for Healing from Domestic Abuse, written by Karen DeArmond Gardner, won second place in General Nonfiction for the Director’s Choice award. National speaker Cindi McMenamin praises Hope for Healing from Domestic Abuse: “With compassion, wisdom, and a proper understanding of Scripture, Karen will convince you that God loves you more than he hates divorce.” Read more about the book here.

Sharon Mondragón’s debut novel The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady placed second in the First Novel Category. The narrative shares a “charming tale of knitting, faith, and change” (Publishers Weekly) that beautifully illustrates the power of women across generations to reach people for Christ. Read more about the book here.

Buck Storm’s The Sound the Sun Makes won third place in the General Fiction category. Storm writes literary Americana with humor, heart, and a whole lot of twists to keep readers guessing—not to mention a healthy dose of faith. Read more about the book here.

Winners were announced at the 2022 Awards Night celebration of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Find the entire list of winners on their Facebook page.

Kregel Publications is an evangelical Christian publisher that aims to develop and distribute—with integrity and excellence—trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ.