The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced Tuesday night the winners of the 2015 Christian Book Awards and the Christian Book of the Year—representing the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year in seven categories. The announcements were made at the ECPA Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with the ECPA Leadership Summit hosted in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The highest honor of Christian Book of the Year went to The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Pastor Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, M.D., and Mark Hyman, M.D. (Zondervan, 9780310344292). The New York Times best-seller with a strong and regular presence on the ECPA best-seller list is described as “creating a health plan” that adds faith, focus and community to the usual “food and exercise” approach to weight loss and health. The plan is credited for helping 15,000 of Warren’s Saddleback Church members lose a quarter-million pounds in the first year.
Warren is also the author of The Purpose Driven Life, the highest best-selling nonfiction hardcover in publishing history with more than 32 million copies sold. The Purpose Driven Life made history a decade ago as it was named Christian Book of the Year for two consecutive years (2003, 2004).
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SOURCE: Christian Retailing
Christine D. Johnson