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Tyndale’s 101 Color & Sing Bible Stories and Author Stephen Elkins named as Finalist For 2015 Christian Book Awards®

Activity Feature Enhancement for Children’s Introductory Storybook Experience
of the Color & Sing Bible is Recognized

Carol Stream, Ill.—Tyndale House Publishers’ and author Stephen Elkins’ 101 Color & Sing Bible Stories have been announced as a Finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2015 Christian Book Awards®, honoring Christian publishing’s best book and Bible releases of the year.

In 101 Color & Sing Bible Stories (Tyndale, March 2014) multimillion-selling children’s author and Grammy Award nominee Stephen Elkins introduces children to the Christian faith with a kid-friendly approach and purely inspiring charm.

As an inviting way for kids to learn about God and the Bible through reading, Elkins encourages young children to color and sing as part of the Bible storytelling experience in 101 Color & Sing Bible Stories. Each of the 101 key Bible stories in the inspirational children’s book includes a coloring page to print and color, with a Bible memory verse to go along with it. Included with the book are two CDs featuring 101 favorite children’s Bible songs that relate to the stories, each referencing the track number for the memorable Scripture song on the story page for easy access, creating an altogether seamless package.

The winner in each category and the Christian Book of the Year™ will be announced on May 5 among industry leadership at the ECPA Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the ECPA Leadership Summit in Nashville.  Separate banquet tickets can be purchased.

Christian Book Award® program finalists and winners receive recognition and support throughout multiple retail and media outlets, including Christianity Today,, Cokesbury, Family Christian, LifeWay, Mardel, Munce Group, Parable Christian Stores, Crossings, Innovative/Signature Websites, NetGalley, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  Christianity Today will continue their partnership with the program through ad campaigns in their digital and print publications, May through December of this year.

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 non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 200 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly $1.4 billion. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building Networking, Information, and Advocacy opportunities within the industry and across multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA: 480-966-3998,,


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.

 TYNDALE, New Living Translation, NLT, and Tyndale’s quill logo are registered trademarks of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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To interview Stephen Elkins and/or ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper, or for more information, please contact: Alyssa Aftab  630.784.5152