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B&H Author Ginny L. Yttrup Wins Christy Award for Words
NASHVILLE, Tenn., 7/17/2012 – Ginny L. Yttrup’s acclaimed debut Words won the 2012 Christy Award for First Novel at a banquet held during this year’s International Christian Retail Show in Orlando.
Honoring the memory of author Catherine Marshall and her beloved 1967 book Christy, the Christy Awards recognize novels of excellence in Christian fiction.
A CBA best seller, Words tells of an abused girl who refuses to speak but takes solace in memorizing words from a dictionary. She soon meets a struggling artist also in need of the true living Word—Jesus Christ. Words also recently won a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award and was a Carol Award and INSPY Award nominee.
Yttrup, a writer, speaker, and life coach, who also ministers to women wounded by sexual trauma, continues to receive remarkable reader testimonies and glowing reviews for Words.
Publishers Weekly claimed, “First time novelist Yttrup writes a riveting, emotionally charged story . . . page by page, word by word, this talented author proves the adage, ‘Write what you know.’” Finding Hope Through Fiction called it “An astounding debut novel. I haven’t read anything this profound, inspiring and life changing since (Francine Rivers’) Redeeming Love.”
Ginny L. Yttrup recently released her second novel, Lost and Found, and will issue her third book with B&H Publishing Group, Invisible, in April 2013. Learn more at GinnyYttrup.com.
B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of more than 100 mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.