With the year winding down and 2023 on the horizon, it’s time for the annual book awards to be awarded. This year, multiple Lexham titles have won awards and even more finished as finalists.
Southwestern Journal of Theology Book Awards
Christian Theology: Biblical, Historical, and Systematic by Adam Harwood was named “Book of the Year” by the Southwestern Journal of Theology (SWJT), the theological academic journal of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Christian Theology is both biblically faithful and historically informed, providing a fresh synthesis of the essential doctrines of the faith. Writing from a Baptist perspective, Harwood brings fresh insights that many systematic theologies lack.
A Bond between Souls: Friendship in the Letters of Augustine by Coleman Ford also won an award in the Discipleship/Spiritual Formation category.
A Bond between Souls examines Augustine’s understanding of friendship. For Augustine, friendship is the overflow of love and is essential for building Christlike virtue. Friendship differs by context and relationship but is fundamentally rooted in the reality that, in Christ, friendship with God has been restored. In this sense, friendship is fundamentally a spiritual exercise.
Christianity Today 2023 Book Awards
Two Lexham Press books won awards of merit in the Christianity Today 2023 Book Awards:
- Faith in the Wilderness: Words of Exhortation from the Chinese Church edited by Hannah Nation and Simon Liu in the Missions & Global Church category.
- Jesus and Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher in the Christian Living & Spiritual Formation category.
In addition, four other titles were selected as finalists in four different categories:
- Uncommon Unity: Wisdom for the Church in an Age of Division by Richard Lints in the Politics & Public Life category.
- Justification by the Word: Restoring Sola Fide by Jack D. Kilcrease in the Theology (Academic) category.
- On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals by Peter J. Leithart in the Church & Pastoral Leadership category.
- Virtuous Persuasion: A Theology of Christian Mission by Michael Niebauer in the Missions & Global Church category.
2022 Northern Lights Book Awards & 2022 American Book Fest Best Book Awards
Three FatCat Books won a 2022 Northern Lights Book Award for Best Series. In addition, the same three titles were selected as finalists in the 2022 American Book Fest Best Book Awards in the Children’s Religious category.
- The Apostles’ Creed: For All God’s Children by Natasha Kennedy and Ben Myers
- The King of Christmas: All God’s Children Search for Jesus by Natasha Kennedy and Todd R. Hains
- The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children by Natasha Kennedy and Harold L. Senkbeil
The Lord’s Prayer also won a Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award earlier this year.
Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists! Here is a full list of our award winning books through the years.