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ISM takes home 15 Selah Awards

Iron Stream Media and its imprints stole the show at the 2020 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in November with an outstanding 15 prestigious Selah Awards, including two books tied for Book of the Year – Fiction and three Directors’ Choice Awards. Check out all the winners below.

Selah Book of the Year – Fiction (tie)

Murder in the Family by Ramona Richards

Sand Creek Serenade by Jennifer Uhlarik

Directors’ Choice Awards

THE 2020 DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARDS – Christian Living

SoulSpeak by Susan Schlesman


The Bridge Between by Lindsey Brackett

THE 2020 DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARDS – Nonfiction/Devos, Journals, Bible Studies

Beautiful Warrior by Tina Yeager

Bible Study Category

1st Place: Pursuing Prayer by Penny Cooke

Christian Life Category

2nd Place:  The Restored Man by Randy Hemphill

3rd Place:  SoulSpeak by Susan Schlesman

Devotional Category

1st Place: First Down Devotions by Del Duduit

First Novel Category

3rd Place: The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols

General Nonfiction Category

1st Place: I am Cyrus by Dr. Craig von Buseck

Historical Romance Category

1st Place: Sand Creek Serenade by Jennifer Uhlarik

Mystery/Suspense Fiction Category

1st Place: Murder in the Family by Ramona Richards

3rd Place: Hush by Leanne Sain

Women’s Contemporary Fiction Category

2nd Place: The Bridge Between by Lindsey Brackett

YA Literature Category

3rd Place: The Zenia Wood by Carrie Looper Stephens

The Selah Awards recognize excellence within Christian publishing. Books are judged by industry professionals and winners are announced at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference each year.

Iron Stream Media derives its name from Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  This sharpening describes the process of discipleship, one to another. Iron Stream Media provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include in-depth Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and consultative services. Iron Stream Media is the home of New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, LPC Books, and New Hope Kidz. Through the popular Life Bible Study and Student Life Bible Study imprints, they also provide web-based, full-year and short-term Bible study teaching plans as well as printed devotionals, Bibles, and discipleship curriculum.

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