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Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2015 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life.

Book lovers and retailers selling Christian products voted on the nominated titles in each of thirteen categories. “The voting was very competitive again this year,” states Sarah Bolme, Director of Christian Small Publishers Association, the sponsor of the award. “For the second year in a row, two categories have ties for first place.”

The winners in each of the thirteen categories are:


The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, Carole Brown, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 978-1938499944

Historical Fiction

Rebekah’s Treasure, Sylvia Bambola, Heritage Publishing House, 978-0989970747


Chasing the Butterfly, Jayme H. Mansfield, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas,



Shenandoah Dreams, Lisa Belcastro, OakTara, 978-1602903807

Christian Living

The Gospel in Twenty Questions, Paul Ellis, KingsPress, 978-1927230107

Bible Study / Theology

The Praying Church Handbook – Volume II: Personal and Family Prayer, P. Douglas Small, Editor, Alive Publications, 978-0989652520


Paul’s Letters to the Early Church, Trina Bresser Matous, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 978-1941103425


My Resurrected Heart: A Codependent’s Journey to Healing, Diane M. Jellen,


Biography / Memoir

Bury Me with My Pearls, Jane Jenkins Herlong, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas,


Relationships / Family

My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses, Hal and Melanie Young, Great Waters Press, 978-1938554032

Children’s (age 4 to 8)

Nutshell Prayers for Kids, Sue Riger, Brush and Quill Productions, 978-0991508877

Children’s (age 8 to 12)

Corrie ten Boom, Kaylena Radcliff, Christian History Institute, 978-1563648731

Young Adult (age 12+)

Four Years, Two Roads: Finding Eternal Significance in High School, Derek Kim, Concerning Life Publishing, 978-0988922594

Gift Book

The Prayer Shawl: Wrapped in God’s Love, Susan Fitzsimonds–author, Mary Gregg Byrne– illustrator, Nelson Publishing and Marketing, 978-1938326196

Christian Education

Their Name is Today, Johann Christoph Arnold, Plough Publishing House, 978-0874866308

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