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Tyndale author Ann Voskamp wins 2019 Christian Book Award® for “The Wonder of the Greatest Gift”

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—May 7, 2019—Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) is pleased to announce that The Wonder of the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp has been recognized as the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA) 2019 Christian Book Award winner in the Devotion & Gift category. The announcement was made at the ECPA Awards Celebration, which was held April 30 at the Rosemont Hilton in Chicago, during the ECPA Leadership Summit.

“Congratulations to Ann Voskamp on winning the Christian Book Award for The Wonder of The Greatest Gift. I’m grateful to have had the honor and privilege of helping bring this amazing book to life. The Tyndale Kids team is grateful to Ann for trusting us to share her dream and create such a beautiful celebration of Advent!” said Linda Howard, Associate Publisher, Children and Youth.

The Wonder of the Greatest Gift, which released in November 2017, is based on Voskamp’s bestseller Unwrapping the Greatest Gift. Voskamp expands her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree with this beautiful keepsake that can be handed down and enjoyed for generations. Each December, families can celebrate the coming of Jesus by opening the book to see a stunning 13-inch, three-dimensional Jesse Tree pop up from the page. At its foot are 25 doors, one for each day of December leading up to Christmas, which hide meaningful, beautifully detailed ornaments, including the Christmas star, that are ready to be hung on the tree. Also inside is a simple devotional book with a reading for each ornament. Create precious holiday memories with The Wonder of the Greatest Gift pop-up book and recapture the sacredness of the Advent season as you celebrate the epic pageantry of the coming of the Messiah.

“ECPA was founded 45 years ago by publishers, for publishers, to make the Christian message more widely known through the products they produce,” said Stan Jantz, ECPA president. “In the spirit of that founding purpose, the Christian Book Award® program recognizes those books, Bibles and resources that fulfill our mission with excellence.”

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The Christian Book Award® program has recognized the absolute highest quality in Christian books since 1978. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry.

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.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.