B&H Publishing Group Dominates 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards


B&H Publishing Group dominated the 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Awards, bringing home more honors than any other publisher.

B&H at LifeWay Christian Resources claimed 20 awards, more than anyone has won in a single year since the awards program began in 2001. Winning products included Thom Rainer’s “Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive” and other major releases such as “The Study Bible for Women,” “The Big Picture Interactive Bible” for children, Beth Moore’s “Portraits of Devotion,” and Angie Smith’s “Chasing God.”

“I am so excited and so proud of B&H,” said LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer. “They have come so far the last few years.”

The awards demonstrate the success of B&H’s new strategy of publishing fewer titles each year and focusing more intently on each release, said Jennifer Lyell, B&H Trade Book publisher. The shift began in 2012, and this year represents the first full year of the new strategy in releases, she said.

The awards were presented June 30 at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando. Those in the Christian products industry are asked to vote on nominated products, evaluating their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotions; open people’s minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christlike living.

“This particular award system is driven by the votes of those who are closest to the end consumer, working in retail stores, and reflects ministry impact seen by retailers,” Lyell said. “We are so proud of our authors and their faithfulness, and encouraged by all of our internal and external partners that made this possible.”

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SOURCE: Baptist Press
Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources


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