rush to press news and updates

Three Brazos Press titles chosen as Finalists for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Ada, Mich. (March 25, 2022)— Foreword Reviews magazine recently announced the finalists for the 2021 INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Three Brazos Press titles were chosen as finalists, all in the Adult Nonfiction Religion category. The titles are Heavy Burdens by Bridget Eileen Rivera, Reparations by Duke L. Kwon and Gregory Thompson, and The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Reviews hosts an annual awards program. Teams of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country are currently deciding the winners. Winners in each genre will be announced on June 16, 2022.

Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church
by Bridget Eileen Rivera
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587434839, Ebook ISBN 9781493432677, $19.99p)
Provides an honest account of the ways LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians grapple with hard realities and empowering churches across the theological spectrum to navigate better paths forward.

Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair
by Duke L. Kwon and Gregory Thompson
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587434501, Ebook ISBN 9781493429578, $24.99c)
This book articulates the church’s responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture, investigates the Bible’s call to repair it, and offers a vision for the work of reparation at the local level.

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth
by Beth Allison Barr
(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587434709, Ebook ISBN 9781493429639, $19.99p)
A trusted historian shows that “biblical womanhood” isn’t biblical but arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments, and presents a better way forward for the contemporary church.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

Contact: Shelly MacNaughton, (616) 450-5560,