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Alive Authors Win Top Industry Awards | Alive Literary

Alive Authors Win Top Industry Awards


Colorado Springs, CO, April 28, 2014—Dr. Alister McGrath and Richard and Renee Stearns were honored at this year’s ECPA Awards Banquet with a 2014 ECPA Christian Book Award. C.S. Lewis: A Life by Dr. McGrath took home the top honor in the non-fiction category and He Walks Among Us: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World by Richard and Renee Stearns was named the best book in the inspiration category. The awards were announced on April 28, 2014, in Colorado Springs.

“We are honored to be representing Dr. McGrath and Richard Stearns, two of the most influential voices in the church today,” said Alive agent Andrea Heinecke.

Dr. McGrath is an internationally known apologist, educator, and bestselling author. His definitive biography of Lewis received glowing reviews in the Wall Street JournalWashington PostThe Daily Beast, Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Richard Stearns is the president of World Vision, and has led the relief and development organization to unprecedented growth while calling on the American Church to respond to the global AIDS pandemic. Richard’s Paul-like faith is matched by the daily transformational work World Vision carries out.

The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry. –AH

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