Xulon Announces Winners of 2010 Christian Choice Book Awards

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Panel of judges selected 42 winners from more than 200 entries.

Xulon Press launched the annual Christian Choice Book Awards, a contest which awarded certificates and prize money to 42 Christian authors for outstanding literary achievement in 14 categories. The contest, which was open to all self-published authors who released a Christian book in 2009-2010, had 206 entrants in a variety of categories that ranged from Christian living to poetry.

Winning the coveted grand prize was Ginger Woods O’Shea’s Lifestyle Choices…Up to You! a book that reaches out to anyone interested in improving their health using biblical and natural health principles. The title of second prize winner went to Megan Whitson Lee for All That Is Right and Holy, a book about the evils of sex addiction and sex trafficking centering around a young girl’s death. The third prize winner was Jean Robertson for A Place of My Own, a memoir of a woman’s journey of faith from the sharecropper farms in rural Mississippi through two failed marriages and rejection by family members to finally finding a place of her own where “no one could put me out.”

As the first contest of its kind in the Christian publishing arena, the Christian Choice Book Awards represents a unique opportunity for self-published Christian authors to make their voice heard. And, thanks to this one-of-a-kind contest from the number one Christian publishing company in the world, authors will finally achieve the recognition they deserve.

Other category winners are as follows:

Christian Living
First Place: In You God Trusts - Darren Paul Shearer
Second Place: Fruit Loose and Fancy Tree - Tim Lukings
Grace Comes in Person - Cynthia and Joel Shigo

Bible Study
First Place: You can Understand the Bible! - Glenn Kippel
Second Place: Bible Study 101 - Jeff Wallace
Third Place: God's Woman Unveiled - Lilian Pickering Neede

Devotional
First Place: Fully in Focus - Carol Graves
Second Place: A Transforming Journey - Vicki Renee Bryant
Third Place: Straight From the Word - Joyce Gentry Cravey

Current Events/Political
First Place: Time To Take America Back - Ken Jones
Second Place: American Patriotism Through the Eyes of an Eagle - Jeremy Latchaw
Third Place: Many Options, Few Easy Controlling School Spending - Ralph P. Kerr, Ed.D.

Christian Fiction
First Place: All That Is Right and Holy - Megan Whitson Lee
Second Place: A Collection of Squirrel Tales - Norma Mullican and Tracy Mullican Zivney
Third Place: Hidden Truth - Samantha Wooten

Poetry
First Place: I Envy Birds - Joe Chapman
Second Place: Come On In! - Carolyn Long Marel
Third Place: Mercies and Exhortations - Effie Darlene Barba

Ministry
First Place: Evangelistic Preaching 101 - Frank R. Shivers
Second Place: Church on the Rock(s) - Richard Oostra
Third Place: Ministries of the Holy Spirit - Pastor Colin K. Duncan

Theology
First Place: The DaVinci Code Revisited - Christopher Persaud
Second Place: The Generous Qur’an - Usama Dakdok
Third Place: Biblical Building Blocks - Donald Grondwalski

Autobiography/Biography
First Place: A Place of My Own - Jean Robertson
Second Place: He Came Back for Me - Andrea Krazeise
Third Place: Laddie's Grave: Seeking the God Who Hides Himself - Peter L. Gregory

Missions
First Place: Never Say "Never" - Judy Rushing
Second Place: Trokosi, Slave of the Gods - Linda M. Gilliard
Third Place: Walking with My Father - Shirley Brown-Burns

End-Times
First Place: Rushing Ahead to Armageddon - Christopher M. Jones
Second Place: Knighthood of the Christian Warriors - Donald Bell
Third Place: The AntiChrist and the Second Coming - Duncan W. McKenzie, Ph.D.

Counseling/Recovery
First Place: The Virginia Tech Tragedy and My Personal Tragedy - Charles Pugh
Second Place: Whispers From My Heart - Cheryl A. Thompson
Third Place: Life After the Hangover - Bill Martin

Health
First Place: Lifestyle Choices Up to You! - Ginger Woods O'Shea
Second Place: Living a Prophesy - A Chiropractor's Incredible Story - Chester A. Wilk, D.C.
Third Place: The Science/Scripture Connection - R.W. Noble, MD

Parenting: Marriage & Family
First Place: Battle-Ready Moms Raising Battle-Ready Kids - Reba Bowman
Second Place: The High Definition Family - Sayer Strauch
Third Place: Don't Give In, Give Choices - Palt Holt & Grace Ketterman, M.D.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country’s leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet, and magazine publishing.

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