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Three Tyndale House novels named Finalists for the 2020 Christy Award

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—October 9, 2020—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that three Tyndale fiction titles and authors have been named 2020 Christy Award finalists ( The Christy Award celebrates excellence in the art of Christian fiction and honors the power of faith in story.

On October 8, 2020, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced the finalists for the Christy Award. Winners will be announced on November 12 at an online gala, hosted by award-winning novelist Chris Fabry.

Tyndale House Publishers has three titles in the running for a 2020 Christy Award, as follows:

First Novel:
A Long Time Comin’, Robin W. Pearson

The Medallion, Cathy Gohlke
Memories of Glass, Melanie Dobson

Karen Watson, publisher of Tyndale fiction, shared, “This year’s slate of Tyndale Christy finalists provides a great example of the essence of Tyndale fiction—two established and skilled students of the craft writing thoughtful, well-researched stories about a pivotal time in history and a delightful and timely debut from a great new voice in the industry. In all three instances, the beauty of God’s mercy shines through. We are honored to publish these women and thrilled for this recognition of their work.”

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The Christy Award® is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967. ECPA assumed ownership and administration of the award in 2017 to focus and grow the unique opportunity of fiction in Christian publishing.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international nonprofit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.

Since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust for generations of readers. Today, Tyndale is one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world. Tyndale’s mission is to make the Bible accessible to as many people as possible in language that they can relate and respond to. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), and offers nonfiction books that equip readers with Christ-centered insight, counsel, and life-improving stories. In addition, Tyndale publishes fiction from fresh new voices and celebrated authors alike, capturing the imagination of millions of readers. With a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing future generations, Tyndale also publishes children’s products that make God’s Word and wisdom come alive. Tyndale’s independent status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a majority of annual revenue—more than $110 million throughout its history—to charitable missions. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

Contact: Katie Dodillet,, 630.784.5275