The Christianity Today 2007 Book Awards

The Christianity Today 2007 Book Awards are in. Here are the top books arranged by category.

  • Apologetics/Evangelism – The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief; by Francis S. Collins (Free Press)
  • Biblical Studies – Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony; by Richard Bauckham (Eerdmans)
  • Christianity and Culture – The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World, by Miroslav Volf (Eerdmans)
  • Christian Living – Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?; by Philip Yancey (Zondervan)
  • The Church/ Pastoral Leadership – Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples; by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger (B&H Publishing)
  • Fiction – Dwelling Places; by Vinita Hampton Wright (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • History/Biography – Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War; by Harry S. Stout (Viking)
  • Missions/Global Affairs – The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative; by Christopher J. H. Wright (IVP Academic)
  • Spirituality – The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life; by Robert E. Webber (Baker Books)
  • Theology/Ethics – The Shadow of the Antichrist: Nietzsche’s Critique of Christianity; by Stephen N. Williams (Baker Academic)

Awards of Merit:

  • Apologetics/Evangelism – Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense; by N. T. Wright (HarperSanFrancisco)
  • Biblical Studies – The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made; by Mark Dever (Crossway)
  • Christianity and Culture (tie) –
    • Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity; by Edward Gilbreath (IVP Books)
    • Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church; by James K. A. Smith (Baker Academic)
  • Christian Living (tie) –
    • The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’ Essential Teachings on Discipleship; by Dallas Willard (HarperSanFrancisco)
    • Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God; by Mark Galli (Baker Books)
  • The Church/Pastoral Leadership – Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry and Mission in Practice; by Jonathan R. Wilson (Brazos)
  • Fiction – Winter Birds; by Jamie Langston Turner (Bethany House)
  • History/Biography – A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan; by Michael Kazin (Knopf)
  • Missions/Global Affairs – The New Faces of Christianity: Believing in the Bible in the Global South; by Philip Jenkins (Oxford)
  • Spirituality – Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading; by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans)
  • Theology/ Ethics – Evil and the Justice of God; by N. T. Wright (IVP Books)

So, have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?

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