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Two Baker Publishing Group Titles Win Word Awards

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Ada, Mich. (July 15, 2016)The Word Guild announced the winners of their 2016 Word Awards at their gala on June 24, and they selected two Baker Publishing Group titles as winners. Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics by Craig G. Bartholomew won in the Academic category and also received honorable mention for the Grace Irwin Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize for Christian writers. Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard won in the Suspense Novel category. The Word Guild seeks to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian, and the Word Awards were established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in writing and to recognize the best work published in the previous year in multiple categories. For the complete list of winners, please click here.

Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics by Craig G. Bartholomew
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801039775; ebook ISBN 9781441227751; $44.99)
Renowned scholar Craig Bartholomew writes in his main area of expertise—hermeneutics—to help seminarians pursue a lifetime of biblical interpretation. Integrating the latest research in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, this substantive hermeneutics textbook is robustly theological in its approach, takes philosophical hermeneutics seriously, keeps the focus throughout on the actual process of interpreting Scripture, and argues that biblical interpretation should be centered in the context and service of the church—an approach that helps us hear God’s address today. Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. He founded the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and is coauthor of Living at the Crossroads and Christian Philosophy.

Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard
(Revell; ISBN 9780800722241; ebook ISBN 9781441223302; $14.99)
Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth—even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants, and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several inspirational romantic suspense/mysteries. Her Love Inspired Suspense titles have garnered two Canadian Christian Writing Awards and a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Sandra has also received a HOLT Medallion, a Word Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

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