Top Christian retail products of 2009 awarded

Christian retailers honored the best of 2009 in a variety of Christian-themed product at the Retailers Choice Awards this week in Denver. The awards are sponsored by Christian Retailing Magazine. Categories focus on books, but also include DVDs and assorted gifts. Winners are: BOOKS/BIBLES Audio The Word of Promise: Next Generation— New Testament (Thomas Nelson) Auto/Biography Mistaken Identity, Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak with Mark Tabb (Howard Books) Bible Reference/Study Rose Guide to The Tabernacle (Rose Publishing) Bibles: Devotional/Study ESV Study Bible (Crossway Books & Bibles) Bibles: General Baby’s First Bible (Thomas Nelson) Children’s Fiction The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School, Mike Berenstain, et al. (Zonderkidz) Children’s Nonfiction Adventure Bible Storybook, Catherine DeVries and Jim Madsen (Zonderkidz) Christian Education NEW Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box, Tim Lovett (Master Books/New Leaf Publishing Group) Christian Living Crazy Love, Francis Chan (David C. Cook) Church and Culture What in the World Is Going On?, David Jeremiah (Thomas Nelson) Evangelism The Purpose of Christmas, Rick Warren (Howard Books) Fiction: General Fireproof, Eric Wilson (Thomas Nelson) Fiction: Mystery and Suspense Dead Heat, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers) Fiction: Women’s “Sunrise Series”: Sunset, Karen Kingsbury (Tyndale House Publishers) Health and Fitness HEAL: Healthy Eating & Abundant Living, Allie Marie Smith and Judy Wardell Halliday (Group Publishing) Personal Growth/Prayer Fasting, Jentezen Franklin (Charisma House/Strang Book Group) Relationships The Love Dare, Stephen and Alex Kendrick (B&H Books/Publishing Group) Social Issues American Heroes, Oliver North (B&H Books/B&H Publishing Group) Women’s Nonfiction John: 90 Days With the Beloved Disciple, Beth Moore (B&H Books/B&H Publishing Group) Youth/Teen Teen Study Bible, NIV, Lawrence O. Richards and Sue W. Richards (Zondervan) GIFTS Accessories/Apparel Stick With Jesus T-shirt (Kerusso) General Gift Product Inspirational mugs (DaySpring) Gift Books Looking Up When Life Is Looking Down, Beth Moore (Thomas Nelson) Wall Décor Ten Commandments #22780 (Carpentree) OTHER Backlist NEW 90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell/Baker Publishing Group) Children’s Media “Friends and Heroes” No. 5: True Heroes (Tyndale House Publishers) DVD/Video Nooma 019: Open, Rob Bell (Zondervan) Marketing/Promotion Campaign NEW Chronological Study Bible campaign (Thomas Nelson) Spanish Amor redentor (Redeeming Love), Francine Rivers (Tyndale Español) Vacation Bible School God’s Big Backyard (Standard Publishing)

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