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‘Captains of the Soul’ named Australian Christian Book of the Year

Captains of the Soul: A History of Australian Army Chaplains by Michael Gladwin (Big Sky Publishing) has won this year’s Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.

The judges described the winning book as ‘a history of national importance and an insight into the Australian character’. ‘While increasingly unfashionable in some spheres of society, chaplains continue to be valued in proportion to the proximity of battle,’ said the judges.

The $2500 award celebrates ‘excellence in Australian Christian writing’ and is presented annually by SparkLit to a book written by an Australian citizen and published by an Australian publisher.

The winner was announced in Melbourne on 13 August, along with the winner of the Young Australian Christian Writers Award. The winning title was chosen from a shortlist of nine.


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