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7/22/97 2 Broadman & Holman books win Gold Medallion awards

ATLANTA (BP)–Two Broadman & Holman books took home Gold Medallion awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association during the Christian Booksellers Association meeting in Atlanta, July 14-17.
B&H also received four IMPACT awards from the Christian Booksellers Association for marketing efforts.
Gold Medallion Book Awards, established in 1978, recognize the highest quality in Christian books. Fifty-nine publishers and 496 titles were nominated as finalists in the 1997 competition. Six B&H books were finalists in the 20 categories.
Also, the B&H book, “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby and Claude King was a finalist in the ECPA’s Christian Book of the Year, the association’s most prestigious honor. Word Publishing’s “In the Grip of Grace” by Max Lucado took the award.
In the Christian Living category, B&H’s “Financially Confident Woman” by Mary Hunt won out over Word Publishing’s “Hope Again” by Charles Swindoll; Gospel Light/Regal Books’ “When Men Think Private Thoughts” by Gordon MacDonald; and Focus on the Family’s “Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough” by Elmer Towns.
In the Family and Parenting category, B&H’s “The Father Connection” by Josh McDowell won out over Chariot Victor Publishing’s “Financial Parenting” by Larry Burkett & Rick Osborne; Focus on the Family’s “She Calls Me Daddy” by Robert Wolgemuth; Servant Publications’ “Living With A Challenging Child” by Jayne Garrison; and Word Publishing’s “The Family Manager” by Kathy Peel.
B&H received first place IMPACT awards in the best trade ad category for a church supplies ad, in the best direct mail to consumers for the home and Christian life newsletter program and for the best total promotion campaign for previously released products for the Bibles campaign, “For the Times of Your Life.”
B&H also received a second runner-up award for the Bibles campaign ad in the editors’ choice category where winners are selected by editors of CBA Marketplace magazine.
Gold Medallion winners in the other 18 categories were:
Bibles — “The Message: The Old Testament Wisdom Books” by Eugene Peterson, published by NavPress Publishing Co.
Bible study — “The Vision Of His Glory” by Anne Graham Lotz, published by Word.
Biography/autobiography — “C.S. Lewis Companion and Guide” by Walter Hooper, published by HarperSanFrancisco.
Christianity and society — “Searching For God In America” by Hugh Hewitt, published by Word.
Christian Education — “The Christian Educator’s Handbook On Family Life Education” by Kenneth O. Gangel & James C. Wilhoit, published by Baker Books.
Christian ministry — “Handbook On Counseling Youth” by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler, published by Word.
Devotional — “Quiet Times For Parents” by H. Norman Wright, published by Harvest House Publishers.
Elementary children — “The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible,” Robert J. Morgan, contributing editor, published by Thomas Nelson.
Fiction — “The Book Of God” by Walter Wangerin Jr., published by Zondervan Publishing House.
Gift book/poetry — “Tell Me The Promises” by Joni Eareckson Tada and Ron DiCianni, published by Crossway Books/Good News Publishers
Inspirational — “In The Grip Of Grace” by Max Lucado, published by Word.
Marriage — “The Second Half Of Marriage” by David & Claudia Arp, published by Zondervan.
Missions/evangelism — “Finding God At Harvard” edited by Kelly Monroe, published by Zondervan.
Preschool/children — “Praise And Worship” by Ken & Angela Abraham, published by Thomas Nelson.
Reference works/commentaries — “Evangelical Dictionary Of Biblical Theology” edited by Walter Elwell, published by Baker Books.
Spanish — “Ayuda Lexica” by Roberto Hanna, published by Baptist Spanish Publishing House.
Theology/doctrine — “The Gagging Of God” by D.A. Carson, published by Zondervan.
Youth — “Pure Excitement” by Joe White, published by Focus On The Family.