Monday, December 12, 2011
2011 INSPY Award Winners
One thing I really appreciate about the INSPYs is that they pull nominees from outside the normal Christian literature box, drawing them from the general market as well. It proves that faith-driven literature can reach beyond the Christian market. The winner of the General Fiction category, City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell, is firm proof of that. It's a book I would recommend to anyone, Christian or not. I'm certain the winners (and nominees) in the other categories share the same outreach.
So, congratulations, INSPY Award Winners, on your well-deserved victory! And thank you, INSPY Awards, for introducing all these great books to us.
Creative Nonfiction: Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith (David C. Cook, January 2011)
General Fiction: City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell (Henry Holt & Co, September 2010)
Literature for Young People: Saint Training by Elizabeth Fixmer (Zondervan, 2010)
Mystery/Thriller: The Bishop by Steven James (Revell, July 2010)
Romance: Yesterday's Tomorrow by Cathy West (OakTara, March 2011)
Speculative Fiction: The Falling Away by T.L. Hines (Thomas Nelson, September 2010)