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Retailers Choice Awards 2011 winners announced PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 09:56 AM EDT

Christian retailers across the country have chosen the winning products in the 11th annual Retailers Choice Awards, sponsored by Christian Retailing magazine. Among a record 350-plus nominations in 39 categories, 41 winners were voted as best of the year.

Tyndale House Publishers and Thomas Nelson tied for the most wins, with eight each. Tyndale had 10 finalists and Thomas Nelson 25 finalists in the running.

Sarah Young’s devotional writing fared well with two wins: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids (Children’s Nonfiction) and Jesus Calling: Deluxe Edition in Backlist, both from Thomas Nelson.

Best-selling author and pastor David Platt won the Audio award for Radical (christianaudio) and a Christian Living: Spiritual Growth award for Radical (WaterBrook Multnomah). Beth Moore’s So Long, Insecurity was tops in Women’s Nonfiction, while the Spanish version won in the Spanish category.

Other standouts included Bonhoeffer, a best-seller of critical acclaim by Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson), Forgotten God Study Resource by Francis Chan (David C. Cook) and The Action Bible by Doug Mauss, general editor, and Sergio Cariello, an illustrator of DC Comics and Marvel Comics fame (David C. Cook).

Introduced in 2001, the Retailers Choice Awards have been increasingly acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.

Retailers were asked to judge nominations on the impact they have had on staff and customers, including their ability to:

  • speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion
  • open people’s minds to new ways of thinking
  • encourage and affirm Christ-like living.

Finalists were announced in early April, prior to the presentation of the awards Tuesday, April 26, at Retailing ReBoot 2011, held April 26-28 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla. For more information on the event, go to http://retailingreboot.com.

Winners:

Bibles (Devotional & Study)

The MacArthur Study Bible, ESV

Dr. John MacArthur

Crossway

 

Bibles (General)

NIV Giant Print Compact Bible

Zondervan

 

Children’s Bibles

The Action Bible

Doug Mauss, gen. ed.

Sergio Cariello, illustrator

David C. Cook


Audio

Radical

David Platt

christianaudio

 

Auto/Biography

Bonhoeffer

Eric Metaxas

Thomas Nelson

 

Bible Reference/Study

The New How to Study Your Bible

Kay Arthur, David Arthur, Pete De Lacy

Harvest House Publishers

 

Charismatic

Everyone’s Guide to Demons & Spiritual Warfare

Ron Phillips

Charisma House

 

Children’s Fiction

Letters to God

Patrick and Heather Doughtie

Tammie Lyon, illustrator

Zonderkidz (Zondervan)



Children’s Nonfiction

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids

Sarah Young

Adapted by Tamara Fortner

Thomas Nelson

 

Christian Education

Instant Bible Lessons for Preschoolers: God Helps Me

Pamela J. Kuhn

Rainbow Publishers/Legacy Press

 

Christian Living: Practical Life

Bringing Up Girls

Dr. James Dobson

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Christian Living: Spiritual Growth

Heaven Is for Real

Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Thomas Nelson


Christian Living: Spiritual Growth

Radical

David Platt

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


Church & Culture

Transformational Church

Ed Stetzer & Thom S. Rainer

B&H Publishing Group

 

Devotionals

Good Morning, Lord

Sheila Walsh

Thomas Nelson

 

Eschatology

Can America Survive?

John Hagee

Howard Books

 

Evangelism

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask

Mark Mittelberg

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Fiction (Contemporary Romance)

Lydia’s Charm

Wanda E. Brunstetter

Barbour Publishing

 

Fiction (General)

Her Mother’s Hope

Francine Rivers

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Fiction (Historical Romance)

Here Burns My Candle

Liz Curtis Higgs

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

 

Fiction (Mystery & Suspense)

The Twelfth Imam

Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers

 

First-Time Authors

The Devil in Pew Number Seven

Rebecca Nichols Alonzo with Bob DeMoss

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Health and Fitness

Eat This and Live! for Kids

Don Colbert, M.D.

Siloam (Charisma House)

 

Prayer

The Power of a Praying Life

Stormie Omartian

Harvest House Publishers

 

Reformed

Jesus: The Only Way to God

John Piper

Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group)

 

Relationships

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Thomas Nelson


Social Issues

Life in the Balance

Joni Eareckson Tada & Friends

Regal (Gospel Light)

 

Women’s Nonfiction

So Long, Insecurity

Beth Moore

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Youth/Teen

Devotions for the God Girl

Hayley DiMarco

Revell (Baker Publishing Group)

 

General Gift Product

Weapons of Our Warfare T-shirt

Kerusso

 

Gift Book

The Butterfly Effect

Andy Andrews

Thomas Nelson

 

Gift Book

You Changed My Life

Max Lucado

Thomas Nelson

 

Wall Décor

Full Armor of God Sculpture Plaque #11707

Moments of Faith

Lighthouse Christian Products Co.

 

Backlist

Jesus Calling: Deluxe Edition

Sarah Young

Thomas Nelson

 

Children’s Media

In the Beginning

What’s in the Bible? #1

Phil Vischer

Tyndale House Publishers


Curriculum (Nontraditional)

The Reason for God

Timothy Keller

Zondervan

 

Curriculum (VBS)

SonQuest Rainforest VBS Super Starter Kit

Gospel Light

 

DVD/Video: Book/Bible Study

Forgotten God Study Resource

Francis Chan

David C. Cook

 

DVD/Video: Movie & Comedy

Insanitized

Tim Hawkins

Crown Entertainment

 

Marketing/Promotion Campaign

DayMaker Gift Rack Program

Barbour Publishing

 

Spanish

Hasta Luego, Inseguridad

Beth Moore

Tyndale House Publishers

 

Of the retailers who completed the ballot, six were selected for the prize of hundreds of dollars' worth of the nominated products, and one was chosen to receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader. The winning stores also were announced at Retailing ReBoot.

Winner of Kindle:

Kevin Stern

Dallas Theological Seminary Book Center

Dallas

Winners of products:

Bill Mead

Christian Words & Works

Lufkin, Texas

 

Peggy Shearon

Cokesbury

Nashville, Tenn.

 

Rachel Savage

The Chapel Store

West Melbourne, Fla.

 

Davina Fabritiis

The Chapel Store

West Melbourne, Fla.

 

Geni Hulsey

Tallowood Book Shop

Houston, Texas

 

Rachel Billings

The Lighthouse Christian Book and Gift Store

Salina, Kan.

 

For further information, see www.retailerschoiceawards.com or e-mail Managing Editor Christine Johnson at retailerschoiceawards@charismamedia.com.

 
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