Tyndale author Chris Fabry inducted into
Christy Award™ Hall of Fame
CAROL STREAM, Ill.— November 8, 2018— Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that five-time Christy Award™–winning author Chris Fabry was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame. The 2018 Christy Award Gala was held on November 7 in Nashville’s Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University. Authors who have received four or more Christy Awards are inducted into The Christy Award™ Hall of Fame. This is the highest author honor of The Christy Award program, recognizing the author’s legacy and contributions to Christian fiction.
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) hosted the 19th annual Christy Award™ Gala with the program presented by bestselling Christian authors Francine Rivers, Charles Martin, Carla Laureano, and Cynthia Ruchti. The Christy Award™ celebrates excellence in the art of Christian fiction and honors the power of faith in story. In attendance for The Christy Award Gala were nearly 200 industry professionals, authors, writers, and publishers, honoring this year’s best Christian fiction.
Karen Watson, publisher of Tyndale fiction, shared, “We are always delighted when the excellent work of our authors is recognized. Tyndale’s long-term investment in bringing impactful stories and skilled, God-gifted authors to the marketplace is an important part of our mission. Chris Fabry has been an integral part of achieving this mission at Tyndale.”
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
Chris’s novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, Borders of the Heart, Every Waking Moment, The Promise of Jesse Woods, Looking into You, and his latest release, Under a Cloudless Sky, have won five Christy Awards, an ECPA Christian Book Award, and two Christianity Today Book Awards of Merit, but it’s his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more.
Chris has also published more than 70 other books, ranging from nonfiction and film novelizations, including the recent bestseller War Room, to novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and The Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR.
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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. ChristyAwards.com
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. ECPA.org
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.