IVP Collects More Book Awards

Two books published by InterVarsity Press were recognized with Christianity Today 2009 Book Awards, and a third IVP book received an Award of Merit.

Culture Making
CULTURE MAKING: Recovering Our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch, won the Book Award in the category of Christianity and Culture.

Judge’s comment:
“An astonishing work that moves from sociological analysis to biblical theology (in story form) to their practical implications. Crouch’s main contribution is to show how Christians can and should do cultural analysis but not stop there: They should proceed boldly and deliberately to creating culture itself. This is a book for the whole church.”



Reconciling all Things
RECONCILING ALL THINGS: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing, by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, won the Book Award in the category of Christian Living.



Judge’s comment:

“I love this book for its range, the weave of the two writers’ voices, its deep appreciation of process, and its combination of spiritual groundedness, accessibility, and ecclesial, psychological, and political awareness. It retrieves the term reconciliation from the buzzword bin, and offers hope and direction at the same time.”

Dictionary of the Old Testament
DICTIONARY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, by Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns, editors, received an Award of Merit in the category of Biblical Studies.

“For two decades, the annual Christianity Today Book Awards have recognized outstanding volumes that shed light on people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. This year, our judging process began with 436 titles submitted by 67 publishers. CT editors selected finalists in each category, and then our expert judges sorted out the cream of the crop from 2008.”
         - Christianity Today News Release