Press Release

B&H Leads Christian Retailing’s Best Awards with 26 Finalists


Apr 10th

B&H Leads Christian Retailing’s Best Awards with 26 Finalists
Nashville, Tennessee (April 10, 2017) — B&H Publishing Group is proud to announce that it has 26 finalists in the 2017 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, the most among Christian publishers. Among the B&H finalists are: Unashamed by Lecrae, She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, and The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer.
Christian Retailing announced the category finalists on April 6, 2017; a complete list can be found here. Winners will be announced at CBA UNITE in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 28.
The following B&H Books and Bibles were announced as finalists:

Bibles: Children: It’s All About Jesus Bible Storybook

Bibles: Devotional/Study: The Gospel Project Bible

Bibles: Journaling: HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible

Bibles: Teen: HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible for Teens

Auto/Biography: Unashamed by Lecrae

Bible/Reference Study: Exalting Jesus in Philippians by Tony Merida, Francis Chan, David Platt and Daniel L. Akin

Children’s Fiction: The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion by Priscilla Shirer

Children’s Nonfiction:

  • What About Me? by Vicki Courtney
  • Can You Relate? by Vicki Courtney

Christian Education: Hearts, Heads, and Hands by M. David Sills

Christian Living: Practical Life: Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

Church and Culture:

  • Who Moved My Pulpit? by Thom S. Rainer
  • Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck

Coloring Book: Life Verse Creative Journal Set by Morgan Grace Magruder and Jana Magruder

Devotionals: Faith, Hope, Love Devotional by Amy Parker

Evangelism: Tell Someone by Greg Laurie

First-Time Authors: She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams

Relationships: Between Us: A 52-Week Keepsake Devotional for Mothers and Daughters by Vicki Courtney

Social Issues: The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker

Young Adult Nonfiction:

  • Reflect by Vicki Courtney
  • Cherish by Vicki Courtney

Backlist: Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

Children’s Music and Media: Bibleman Melting the Master of Mean DVD


  • Vivir con integridad y sabiduría (Live with Integrity and Wisdom) by Miguel Nuñez (B&H Publishing Group)
  • La oración (Prayer) by Timothy Keller
  • RVR 1960 Biblia de apuntes, Azul, Piel Genuina y Tela Impresa (RVR 1960 Notetaking Bible, Blue, Genuine Leather and Printed Fabric)

In addition to the 26 B&H finalists, all three finalists in the Audio category are also B&H titles, produced by Christianaudio: She Reads Truth, Unashamed, and The Prince Warriors.
Those who are part of the Christian products industry were qualified to vote in the awards, and were asked to judge the nominations on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion; open people’s minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christ-like living. Introduced in 2001, the awards sponsored by Christian Retailing have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.
B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of Lifeway Christian Resources, is a team of 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 The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA bestseller I Am a Church Member as well as the newly-revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation.