Every December, "Christianity Today" gives out book awards for the following year. They choose a series of books that are "most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture."
The CT editor included 13 categories in their 2018 awards. Each category included a top choice book award as well as an "award of merit" book.
Below are the books that were included in the list.
Apologetics / Evangelism
Top: "The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between" by Gregory Koukl.
Award of Merit: "Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World" by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer.
Top: "Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives" by Stephen J. Chester.
Award of Merit: "Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ" by Cynthia Long Westfall.
Children and Youth
Top: "The Day the Angels Fell" by Shawn Smucker.
Award of Merit: "This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years" by Jaquelle Crowe.
Christian Living / Discipleship
Top: "The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place" by Andy Crouch.
Award of Merit: "Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World" by Kelley Nikondeha.
The Church / Pastoral Leadership
Top: "Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc." by Skye Jethani.
Award of Merit: "God's Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church" by Brad Roth.
Top: "You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir" by Melissa Ohden.
Award of Merit: "Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts" by Trillia J. Newbell.
Culture and the Arts
Top: "Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky" by Jessica Hooten Wilson.
Award of Merit: "Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Care" by Makoto Fujimura.
Top: "Can You See Anything Now?" by Katherine James.
Award of Merit: "Do We Not Bleed? A Jon Mote Mystery" by Daniel Taylor.
History / Biography
Top: "Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography" by Herman Selderhuis.
Award of Merit: "PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire" by John Wigger.
Missions / Global Church
Top: "Engaging Globalization: The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World" by Bryant L. Myers.
Award of Merit: "Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World" by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart.
Politics and Public Life
Top: "Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective" by Mark R. Amstutz.
Award of Merit: "Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age" by Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, and Todd C. Ream.
Top: "Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life" by Tish Harrison Warren.
Award of Merit: "The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church" by Mark R. McMinn.
Theology / Ethics
Top: "Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering" by Kelly M. Kapic.
Award of Merit: "Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church" by Hans Boersma.
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