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Australian Christian Book of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices (David Starling, Baker Academic)
  • Our Mob, God’s Story: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists Share their Faith (Louise Sherman & Christobel Mattingley, Bible Society)
  • Taboo or to Do? Is Christianity Complementary with Yoga, Martial Arts, Hallowe’en, Mindfulness and Other Alternative Practices? (Ross Clifford & Philip Johnson, Darton, Longman & Todd)
  • Workship: How to Use Your Work to Worship God (Kara Martin, Graceworks)
  • Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures: Equipping Christians and Churches for Ministry in a Culturally Diverse Society (Andrew Schachtel, Choon-Hwa Lim & Michael K Wilson, Great Western Press)
  • Faith: Embracing Life in All Its Uncertainty (Tim Costello, Hardie Grant)
  • Sam: A Family’s Journey through a Child’s Chronic Illness (Kath Henry, Kimbrada Publishers)
  • After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East (Elizabeth Kendal, Resource Publications)
  • Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Harriet Connor, Resource Publications)
  • Challenging Islamic Traditions: Searching Questions about the Hadith from a Christian Perspective (Bernie Power, William Carey Library).

The award, worth $2500, is presented annually by SparkLit, formerly known as the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Australia.

The winner of the Australian Christian Book of the Year, along with the Young Australian Christian Writer and Teen Writer Awards, will be announced in Melbourne on 17 August.


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