Press Release



Oct 24th

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— B&H Publishing Group is pleased to announce that three of our books have received 2014 Top Shelf Awards: Fulfilled by Joey Lankford, Boring by Michael Kelley, and Teen to Teen Devotions For Girls (and Boys), edited by Patti Hummel.
ECPA presented the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards among the industry’s design elite during a PUBu session at Wheaton College on October 21.
“Like words on a page, the visual cover story is meant to inform, inspire, and entertain readers. The cover is a first impression. A first introduction. When done well, it compels a reader to respond—to pick up the book and read it,” introduced program manager Torrey Sharp, Principal of FaceOut Studio and PUBu design community captain. “We’re all in the business of telling stories that matter.”
This year contained the most awards B&H has received in the history of the Top Shelf Awards.
“I am incredibly proud of our B&H design team,” shared Jeff Godby, Senior Art Director at B&H Publishing Group. “We could not do this without external partners so we thank Dual Identify Design and FaceOut studios. Also, the Teen to Teen Devotions were uniquely illustrated by B&H’s Diana Lawrence. It is amazing to see the amount of excellence coming out of the evangelical creative community today and we are thankful for each of the judges publishers involved.”
Torrey Sharp agrees, “It’s exciting to see ECPA publishers wrapping their stories with amazing covers that are engaging and meaningful.”
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Fulfilled: The Refreshing Alternative to the Half-Empty Life
Author: Joey Lankford
Designer: Darren Welch | Dual Identity Design
Art Director: Jade Novak, Art Director
Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life
Author: Michael Kelley
Design and Illustration: Tim Green | Faceout Studio
Art Director: Jeff Godby, Art Director
Teen to Teen: 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Guys for Teen Guys
Teen to Teen: 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Girls for Teen Girls
Author: Patti M. Hummel
Design and Illustration: Diana Lawrence | B&H Publishing Group
“I take joy in seeing how God uses the creativity in our team,” commented B&H President, Selma Wilson. “Each of these books is uniquely written and those involved have put prayer and tireless effort into them. I am proud of our team.”
B&H Publishing Group, a division 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 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA best-seller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, which features the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation. Follow us on Twitter at @BHPub and on Facebook.