Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christianity Today Book Awards Announced

Congratulations to Larry Eskridge of Wheaton College's Institute for the Study of American Evangelicalism.  His book God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America was awarded the Christianity Today Book of the Year for 2014.  Thomas Kidd of Baylor University writes:

"This rich and surprisingly entertaining book is the definitive work on the Jesus People movement, a significant shaper of contemporary evangelicalism. Eskridge masters an incredible range of stories and sources. For anyone with a background in the Jesus People movement, Calvary Chapels, Vineyard churches, the Willow Creek Association, or the charismatic renewal that began in the 1970s, this is like reading an autobiography."

God's Forever Family was also chosen as the book of the year in the history/biography category.  James Byrd's Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution was given an "award of merit" in this category.

Congrats!  I just finished Byrd's book, but now I need to add Eskridge to my reading list.