ECPA Announces the Finalists for the 18th Annual CHRISTY AWARDS™

These talented storytellers, representing the curation and investment of 12 different publishers, passed a rigorous process to get to this point. We congratulate them and look forward to the announcement of the winners in each category at The Christy Award™ gala on November 8.

Today, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the finalists for the 18th annual CHRISTY AWARDS™. Winners will be announced at the awards gala, taking place on November 8 at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN, which will be hosted by Best-Selling Christian Authors Karen Kingsbury, Andrew Peterson and Chris Fabry. The Christy Award™ exists to celebrate excellence in the art of Christian Fiction and honor the power of story.

“As the new caretakers and curators for The Christy Award™, we are thrilled with the list of 27 finalists in the nine Christian fiction categories,” said Stan Jantz, Executive Director of ECPA.

The Christy Awards™ will be presented in these categories: General, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Visionary, First Novel, Young Adult and Short Form.

The nominees are:

Contemporary Romance:

Her One and Only, Becky Wade (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

The Red Door Inn, Liz Johnson (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

Rescue Me, Susan May Warren (Revell/Baker Publishing Group)

First Novel:

Counted with the Stars, Connilyn Cossette (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

Like a River from Its Course, Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)

Stars in the Grass, Ann Marie Stewart (Barbour Publishing)

General Fiction:

Long Way Gone, Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson)

The Promise of Jesse Woods, Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, Beth Moore (Tyndale House Publishers)


Like a River from Its Course, Kelli Stuart (Kregel Publications)

The Mark of the King, Jocelyn Green (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

Miriam, Mesu Andrews (WaterBrook)

Historical Romance:

A Note Yet Unsung, Tamera Alexander (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

From This Moment, Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group)

The Lady and the Lionheart, Joanne Bischof (Mason Jar Books)


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