“Of creating many books there isn’t a finish” (Eccl. 12:12).

Qoheleth’s proverbial warning is a actuality for a lot of bibliophiles. The flood of not too long ago revealed books is usually excellent news for evangelicals. Nevertheless, so many beneficial books come out that it’s onerous to know which to put money into and which new e book to learn subsequent. (We’ll discretely overlook the pile of beforehand bought books accumulating on our cabinets.)

The abundance of high quality evangelical books grew to become extra actual to me this yr as I’ve stepped into the function of books editor for The Gospel Coalition. I hear about many extra books than I did in my earlier life. One of the crucial thrilling components of my job is overseeing TGC’s annual e book awards. An enormous group of e book lovers places in plenty of work goes on behind the scenes. We obtain nominations from publishers in 12 classes. Then our editors work collectively to advocate finalists in every class. A panel of judges fastidiously reads these finalists earlier than casting their votes.

The books are evaluated for the best way they

  • provide gospel-centered argument and software;
  • embody trustworthy and foundational use of Scripture, each Previous Testomony and New Testomony;
  • foster religious discernment of latest trials and tendencies; and
  • encourage efforts to unite and renew the church.

The result’s an inventory of 24 books we advocate as useful sources for the church and for particular person believers. We hope you get pleasure from and are edified by them.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 TGC E book Awards.

Andrew Spencer
Books Editor


Paul E. Miller, A Praying Church: Turning into a Individuals of Hope in a Discouraging World (Crossway)

It’s no secret that Christians battle to hope. However church buildings are more and more prayerless as nicely. Discouragement, distraction, and ministry calls for all push prayer out of its correct place in our worship, management, and fellowship. Miller’s magnificent e book stands as a compelling wake-up name. Addressing church leaders in a post-Christian tradition full of discouragement, cynicism, and unbelief, Miller challenges self-sufficiency and rallies leaders to their knees. He pleads with pastors and congregations to “go low, to descend into the hidden room of prayer, to decelerate [their] total ministry and discover ways to pray collectively.”

A Praying Church begins with a gospel grounding for prayer—a theology of the church and the Spirit that clearly reveals its readers why company prayer is crucial. It closes with an abundantly sensible part that can assist ministry leaders construction each their private prayer lives and the company prayer lives of their church buildings. Miller’s e book will assist congregations make prayer the nuclear core of all they do. It’ll encourage them to extra absolutely rely upon the Savior’s presence, not due to crushing guilt however out of grace-fueled need.

Award of Distinction

Jeremy Writebol, Pastor, Jesus Is Sufficient: Hope for the Weary, the Burned Out, and the Damaged (Lexham)

Jesus’s letters to the church buildings in Revelation 2–3 aren’t the primary place church leaders flip for pastoral encouragement, however Writebol helps us to see they’re a wealthy and stirring exhortation. The e book is theologically stout however splendidly devotional, biblically tethered however extremely applicational. It’s a fantastic and evergreen work of shepherding by writing. Because the tide of evangelicalism shifts as soon as once more away from curiosity within the sufficiency of the gospel, this e book powerfully urges repentance, return, and recommitment to the excellent news on the coronary heart of pastoral ministry.

Judges: Paul Gilbert, Jared Kennedy, Brad Wetherell, Jared C. Wilson

Evangelism & Apologetics

Joshua D. Chatraw and Jack Carson, Shocked by Doubt: How Disillusionment Can Invite Us right into a Deeper Religion (Brazos)

Some persons are abandoning the Christian religion with out actually evaluating it. They’ve been offered a model of Christianity that appears restrictive and doesn’t tolerate trustworthy questions. Joshua Chatraw and Jack Carson purpose to assist these leaving the religion contemplate the historic riches of Christianity. They provide a useful manner of expressing doubt with out shifting on to one of many widespread touchdown locations for these deconstructing the Christian religion: New Atheism, open spirituality, mythic reality, and optimistic skepticism.

Chatraw and Carson don’t merely get rid of the choices; they examine the historic foundations of the Christian religion. They discover whether or not Christianity helps clarify the world we dwell in. Shocked by Doubt is a fastidiously researched however participating resolution to the issue of deconstruction. Its honesty in wrestling with the onerous questions of Christianity makes this a secure e book handy to a hardened skeptic or a believer in anguish about his doubts. It solutions one of many predominant challenges of the hour and can stay a helpful useful resource for years to return.

Award of Distinction

John Van Sloten, God Speaks Science: What Neurons, Big Squid, and Supernovae Reveal About Our Creator (Moody)

Relying on who you discuss to, the best menace to faith is science, or vice versa. Individuals on either side of the difficulty describe science and orthodox Christianity as being at warfare with each other. However what if exploring the world by empirical analysis was really a pathway to understanding the One who created and sustains every thing? That’s John Van Sloten’s thesis on this participating e book.

Vivid exposition of assorted scientific concepts can be sufficient to intrigue the curious, aside from any religious worth. This e book touches on subjects like radiation remedy, knees, big squid, and neuroscience. Van Sloten reveals that we take the unbelievable complexity of God’s creation as a right. The way in which neurons fireplace and discuss to one another conjures up surprise as we contemplate that these intricate, minute, and mysterious occasions got here from the thoughts of God.

There’s no “God of the gaps” on this e book. As an alternative, we now have a God who’s extra clearly often known as we fill within the gaps. Every chapter begins with an affidavit from a trustworthy knowledgeable within the subject in query and concludes with a steered prayer and an invite to ponder the surprise of God. God Speaks Science is a reminder that each one creation belongs to God, so we enjoyment of understanding extra about it.

Judges: Kristie Anderson, Michael Philliber, Anthony Rhone, Andrew Spencer

Public Theology & Present Occasions

Jim Davis and Michael Graham, The Nice Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Convey Them Again? (Zondervan)

The Nice Dechurching gives profound insights into some of the vital non secular shifts in American historical past: the tens of millions of individuals throughout the theological spectrum leaving church buildings. This complete examine delivers data-driven readability on who precisely is “dechurching,” why they’re leaving, and the way we’d thoughtfully interact them. It’s a must-read for anybody hoping to grasp the actual folks behind the statistics.

Removed from a dry sociological evaluation, The Nice Dechurching brings the information to life by participating tales that assist readers develop a deeper understanding of the dechurched. Davis and Graham steadiness rigor with relatability, managing to be each academically sound and pastorally delicate. Their insights on subjects like social media algorithms, psychological well being, and marriage ought to spark reflection and conversations in native church buildings throughout the nation.

Maybe most significantly, whereas the scope of dechurching is sobering, this e book affords a number of causes for hope. With considerate exhortations for church leaders and sensible concepts for reengagement, The Nice Dechurching will encourage and equip Christians to faithfully embody the gospel on this cultural second. The Lord doesn’t hand over on bringing these he died for again to himself—and neither ought to we.

Award of Distinction

Katie J. McCoy, To Be a Lady: The Confusion over Feminine Identification and How Christians Can Reply (B&H)

This highly effective e book affords deep knowledge and gospel reality for navigating at present’s complicated cultural conversations round gender and id. Katie J. McCoy confronts the self-focused individualism behind expressive gender identities with the biblical reality that we’re made for self-giving love. To Be a Lady thoughtfully examines the theological, organic, philosophical, social, and relational elements that form how girls and ladies perceive themselves. With tutorial rigor but accessible prose, she traces the roots of contemporary gender theories again to historic worldviews that denigrated the physique. In distinction, she presents a holistic Christian framework that honors our bodily selves as a part of being made in God’s picture.

Although unafraid to problem problematic cultural narratives, McCoy’s compassion for these scuffling with gender dysphoria shines by. She earnestly makes an attempt to grasp actual human experiences with nuance and charm, shifting nicely past summary theories. To Be a Lady will equip readers to grasp the cultural chaos, communicate reality in love, and level folks to the One who common female and male in his picture. Those that need to achieve knowledge for responding to gender confusion in a manner that honors God and cares for folks ought to rush to get this e book.

Judges: Joe Carter, Hannah Daniel, Dennis Greeson, Jake Meador

Fashionable Theology

Kevin DeYoung, Inconceivable Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Imply You Must Change the World, Be an Skilled in All the things, Settle for Religious Failure, and Really feel Depressing Fairly A lot All of the Time (Crossway)

Given the dizzying array of expectations about what it means to be a trustworthy Christian, it’s straightforward to really feel like a continuing religious failure. We’re bombarded with messages about what we should be doing and should be involved about. The implication is that when you aren’t doing X or involved about Y—and demonstrating so publicly—you’re a hypocrite. However the Bible doesn’t name each Christian to radical involvement in each good trigger.

This isn’t a corridor move to apathy—it’s an acknowledgment that we’re finite. With attribute readability and verve, DeYoung writes to liberate true believers from burdensome yokes so we is perhaps freed to benefit from the One whose yoke is simple and burden is mild (Matt. 11:30). Imagine it or not, obeying your Grasp is feasible. Pleasing him is feasible. Will you do it completely? No. Will you want grace upon grace? After all. Will it require effort? Sure. However is it attainable? Completely. Jesus didn’t die and rise so his folks would really feel like failures on a regular basis. Repenting sinners can dwell underneath his smile. In an age of extrabiblical burdens and stifling calls for, Inconceivable Christianity is a breath of recent air.

Award of Distinction

Jen Wilkin and J. T. English, You Are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Effectively (B&H)

For a lot of Christians, the phrase “theologian” conjures up photographs of stuffy libraries and bespectacled sages. Jen Wilkin and J. T. English need to change that. Everyone who bears the title of Jesus, they contend, additionally bears the title of theologian—a God talker. With knowledge and heat, they break down the “ologies”—Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, eschatology, and extra—for on a regular basis believers. Study who God is, how he’s revealed himself, how he views sin, what he’s performed to redeem his folks, and the way he plans to make all issues new.

It is a good e book for newcomers—and for all individuals who know they’re at all times starting of their understanding of God. You Are a Theologian ought to turn into a staple useful resource for church discipleship packages.

Judges: Joshua Chatman, Clarissa Moll, Juan Sánchez, Matt Smethurst

Bible Research & Devotional Literature

Liz Edrington, Nervousness: Discovering the Higher Story (P&R)

Each day, teenagers face fearful ideas: What if I’m awkward? What if I fail? What if I don’t make pals? What if I’m loopy? What if I’m rejected? On this life-giving, clinically sound, and teen-appropriate e book, Liz Edrington solutions these questions with biblical reality, grounding them time and again of their id in a God who’s by no means anxious. Teenagers will choose up this e book out of desperation, they usually’ll end it with a data of God’s redemptive story, an unbelievable consciousness of his presence, and an arsenal of efficient instruments and biblical pondering to fight their nervousness.

Edrington makes use of the Previous and New Testaments to assist teenagers perceive each God’s nature and their very own, using accessible and present language. Teenagers will be taught to couple care for his or her physique’s bodily signs of tension with care for his or her coronary heart’s signs of tension. They’ll discover a framework to assume by this battle biblically, with their relationship to Christ—not their battle with nervousness—as their main id. Her “nervousness toolkit” provides speedy and sensible steps for assist in the second. This devotional is a superb useful resource not just for teenagers however for anybody scuffling with nervousness.

Award of Distinction

Rebecca McLaughlin, Navigating Gospel Fact: A Information to Faithfully Studying the Accounts of Jesus’s Life (Lifeway)

What in case your Bible examine didn’t simply provide help to perceive a passage of Scripture however geared up you with instruments to thoughtfully navigate total books of the Bible by yourself? In Navigating Gospel Fact, Rebecca McLaughlin makes use of the attention of a scholar to inform us easy methods to learn the Gospels as an alternative of focusing totally on the content material of every Gospel. This examine is masterfully performed, with a wide range of participating components, relatable examples, and invaluable bite-size commentary all through. Though the examine is targeted on the Gospels, McLaughlin artfully weaves in verses from the entire counsel of Scripture.

McLaughlin equips readers to method numerous genres of Scripture with knowledge, confidence, and care. As she walks by the Gospels, she acknowledges each elephant within the room and affords readers the braveness to cease ignoring them. She solutions our questions and even our doubts with grace, validating our curiosity and need to grasp by clearly explaining historical past and context.

It is a great examine for anybody eager to learn and higher perceive the Gospels, regardless of when you’re simply starting to learn at a deeper degree as a highschool or school scholar or have been studying the Gospels for many years.

Judges: Missie Department, Christine Gordon, Karen Hodge, Joanna Kimbrel, Abbey Wedgeworth

Missions & the World Church

Andrew F. Partitions, The Missionary Motion from the West: A Biography from Delivery to Previous Age (Eerdmans)

In every single place you flip, Western evangelicals are speaking about post-Christianity. Some lament; others foment. In such a time as this, we stand to profit from a world and historic perspective. Although not written to straight handle these modern considerations, The Missionary Motion from the West by Andrew Partitions affords simply that, serving to us see past our short-sighted fears.

As Partitions demonstrates, lengthy earlier than the West was received, Christianity “unfold throughout a lot of Asia and a considerable a part of East Africa.” Later, by the affect of the fashionable missions motion, the Western church contributed considerably to what we now know as “international Christianity.” This latter actuality is the main focus of his posthumously revealed work, edited by Brian Stanley. It’s a group of Partitions’s essays and lectures on the historical past of Western missions.

Following the metaphor of a life cycle, Partitions traces the advanced growth of this motion, together with discoveries of uncharted lands, troubling colonialism, huge migrations of individuals, and the unprecedented advance of Christianity within the non-Western world. Missions historical past ought to give the post-Christian West motive for hope. And it ought to assist us as we search to be taught from and accomplice with our brothers and sisters world wide.

Award of Distinction

Vance Christie, David Livingstone: Missionary, Explorer, Abolitionist (Christian Focus)

One of the crucial well-known figures in Christian missions historical past is David Livingstone. This Scottish doctor and missionary pioneer took the gospel into the center of the African inside within the nineteenth century, documenting its cultural options and discovering pure wonders alongside the best way. His superb feats made him a hero in Victorian Britain, each within the church and broader society. However in more moderen years, his legacy has been questioned and his work criticized.

On this detailed biography, Vance Christie provides a balanced account of Livingstone’s life. Utilizing complete analysis from quite a few unique sources, Christie gives a clear telling of the person and his mission. Readers will little doubt see Livingstone’s flaws, however additionally they come away with an appreciation of his ardour, convictions, accomplishments, and even humor. This in-depth biography is more likely to turn into the usual work on Livingstone for generations to return.

Judges: Elliot Clark, Jenny Manley, Conrad Mbewe, J. D. Payne

Educational Theology

Brandon D. Smith (ed.), The Trinity within the Canon: A Biblical, Theological, Historic, and Sensible Proposal (B&H Educational)

Christians have lengthy been accused of foisting a theology of the Trinity onto the textual content of Scripture after its later growth within the Christian custom. Even for Christians who deny such accusations, refuting these claims and recognizing the Trinitarian grammar of the Scripture can appear elusive. The Trinity within the Canon gives a useful resource for curious Christians, church practitioners, and lecturers to uncover the theological riches of the Bible and uncover that the Trinity was there all alongside.

The dual strengths of this e book are its big selection of contributors—who convey their very own glorious insights to their sections—and its systematic remedy of the Bible, leaving no part of Scripture untouched. This method helps the busy pastor or trainer rapidly navigate to a specific chapter and decide how the doctrine of the Trinity is superior in that portion of the textual content.

Award of Distinction

Andreas J. Köstenberger and Gregory Goswell, Biblical Theology: A Canonical, Thematic, and Moral Method (Crossway)

What themes are drawn out in Zephaniah? How does the order of the biblical books have an effect on our interpretation? What ethics does Malachi set earlier than us? Should you’ve ever regarded for theological overviews of the books you’re studying or instructing, Biblical Theology affords an informative and wealthy useful resource that can provide help to determine key biblical themes and interconnections between biblical books.

Köstenberger and Goswell interact with the paratext, together with the canonical e book order and e book titles. Though these particulars aren’t impressed, they affect our interpretation, whether or not or not we’re acutely aware of this. Finally, Biblical Theology brings the difficulty of ethics to the foreground. A real biblical theology has to attach the Bible’s grand narrative to the “so what?” of our each day narratives. This reference e book—particularly with its detailed define for fast reference to particular person books of the Bible—will assist the work of great college students, pastors, and lecturers alike.

Judges: Paul Jeon, Jared Oliphint, Phil Thompson, Christine Thornton, and Taylor Turkington

Historical past & Biography

Andrew Wilson, Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Publish-Christian West (Crossway)

“The previous is rarely lifeless,” William Faulkner opined. “It’s not even previous.” Andrew Wilson’s Remaking the World is a exceptional enterprise, weaving collectively historic and social evaluation throughout centuries to diagnose and clarify how the West grew to become post-Christian, beginning at 1776. His rationalization of the causes of the modern scenario within the Western world is different, nuanced, and persuasive.

Most hanging is Wilson’s insistence that as Western societies have rejected Christianity, they haven’t supplied something to exchange it, and their anti-Christian alternate options all have a distinctly Christian foundation. This allows him to conclude on a hopeful word—the Christian gospel affords a extra profound freedom than what the post-Christian West affords, an antidote to self-righteousness and works-righteousness within the type of a real gospel of grace and an final commonplace of reality in distinction to the meaningless Western makes an attempt to see reality as solely particular person and self-constructed.

Remaking the World is an imaginative work of cultural apologetics that each church chief ought to grapple with. In what seems like a wierd breaking level of Western tradition, Wilson’s work helps us make sense of how we arrived at this second and the way we will transfer ahead in faithfulness.

Award of Distinction

Collin Hansen, Timothy Keller: His Religious and Mental Formation (Zondervan Reflective)

Collin Hansen affords an unfamiliar perspective on a well-known determine as he traces the religious and mental growth of Tim Keller. Actually understanding Keller requires studying his library, not simply his works. Hansen gives a roadmap. It’s an interesting stroll by the foremost influences on Keller’s life—Kathy Keller, Jonathan Edwards, C. S. Lewis, Ed Clowney, Elisabeth Elliot, Richard Lovelace, Barbara Boyd, and R. C. Sproul, amongst others.

To learn this work is to come across Keller once more, not as a singular determine however as an individual in course of, molded and shaped by the gospel. The work traces Keller’s influences within the areas of household, establishments, and key friendships, however the biggest affect of Keller’s life is identical one who stood on the middle of his preaching: Jesus Christ.

Judges: Claude Atcho, Simonetta Carr, Donald Fairbairn, Ivan Mesa, Obbie Todd

Christian Dwelling

John Starke, The Secret Place of Thunder: Buying and selling Our Have to Be Seen for a Hidden Life with Christ (Zondervan Reflective)

Our modern vice isn’t that we let our left hand know what our proper hand is doing. It’s that we be sure that everybody else is conscious of it as nicely. Like mentioning the air we’re respiration, The Secret Place of Thunder forces readers to ponder the methods they might carry out their holiness in public for the eyes of many fairly than in non-public for the eyes of 1.

Whether or not it’s a photograph of your fastidiously staged morning quiet time, a humble-brag publish about what God is instructing you, or just the need to be seen in any respect the precise conferences with all the precise audio system, we will fall into the lure of pursuing religious disciplines for the fallacious causes. As an antidote to the poison of an attention-seeking tradition, John Starke affords a deeper and quieter manner. He reminds readers that God isn’t discovered within the limelight however within the secret place of thunder (Ps. 81:7). He invitations us to step again from greedy the world’s consideration and to relaxation underneath the Savior’s tender gaze.

Award of Distinction

Jasmine L. Holmes, By no means Solid Out: How the Gospel Places an Finish to the Story of Disgrace (B&H)

Devil likes to lurk within the murky locations—sowing confusion across the borders of thought and emotion the place the traces of proper and fallacious aren’t instantly apparent. Disgrace is a kind of shadowy locations.

In By no means Solid Out, Jasmine Holmes accomplishes a tough job—she makes use of the metanarrative of Scripture to current a theology of disgrace and shine a vibrant mild on Devil and his techniques. Her cautious classes surrounding the kinds of disgrace and the explanations for disgrace assist readers assume by their obscure emotions of guilt and provide readability about what they’re experiencing. In our second of deconstruction and dechurching, Holmes invitations readers to expertise a freedom rooted not in leaving the church however within the restorative energy of the gospel. Her discussions of disgrace within the context of parenting additionally provide assist for parenting shame-prone youngsters.

Judges: Matthew Boga, Winfree Brisley, Megan Hill, Elizabeth Woodson


Laura Wifler, Like Me: A Story About Incapacity and Discovering God’s Picture in Each Particular person (Harvest Children)

Like Me is a narrative about incapacity informed with clear-eyed compassion and candor. Specializing in one household on a chilly winter day, it teaches the common reality that each individual, no matter means or incapacity, is an image-bearer of God. By the angle of an older brother, readers witness the challenges of household life with a disabled baby (his little brother tears down his tent and hits him so onerous it hurts) and its joys (the identical little brother provides one of the best hugs as a result of “he means them greater than anyone [he knows]”). The nice and cozy and fascinating illustrations will immediate rereadings, reinforcing the message that “it’s a privilege to know one other human being, it doesn’t matter what they appear like or how they act.”

Award of Distinction

Alyssa Clements, The Dimension of All the things: Ginormous Galaxies, Itty-Bitty Quarks, and Me (Tyndale Children)

The Dimension of All the things teems with attention-grabbing information about God’s creation, organized so as of measurement from microscopic to galactic. Do you know {that a} T-Rex was concerning the measurement of a faculty bus? Or that Jupiter’s crimson spot is twice as huge as our personal planet? Though human beings are neither the most important nor the smallest of God’s creatures, the e book explains we maintain a novel place in creation as image-bearers of God. Readers who don’t wish to expertise awe and surprise ought to keep distant from The Dimension of All the things.

Judges: Ginger M. Blomberg, Jason Duesing, Betsy Childs Howard, Shar Walker

Arts & Tradition

Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt, Redeeming Imaginative and prescient: A Christian Information to Taking a look at and Studying from Artwork (Baker Educational)

Redeeming Imaginative and prescient addresses “believing viewers” with a transparent gospel crucial: “love the Lord your God” and “love your neighbor” in the way you be taught about and be taught from artistic endeavors. On this manner, the e book elucidates and fashions an inquisitive method to pictures that accounts for each their deep affect on us and their means to assist us attain out to our world.

Weichbrodt’s prose is so approachable, her explanations so clear, and her undertaking so nicely woven that you just won’t understand how powerfully it might reframe a Christian’s engagement with artwork. Redeeming Imaginative and prescient equips its reader with instruments for wanting; expands the reader’s acquaintance with historic, international, and modern artwork; and explores the entanglement of visible tradition with social and historic issues. However earlier than and past any questions of artwork appreciation, expanded horizons, and trustworthy reckoning, Weichbrodt proposes a deeply Christian orientation to visible tradition—as a result of the gospel adjustments how we see every thing.

Award of Distinction

Jeremy S. Begbie, Abundantly Extra: The Theological Promise of the Arts in a Reductionist World (Baker Educational)

Already some of the reliably good voices in modern “arts and theology” discourse, Jeremy Begbie’s newest contribution doesn’t disappoint. Even by Begbie’s excessive requirements, Abundantly Extra raises the bar and pushes the dialog ahead in well timed, useful, and theologically rigorous methods. The richly written, scholarly e book is partially a scathing indictment of the reductionist, materialist spirit of the age. However principally it’s a compelling optimistic argument for a way the humanities problem these tendencies and bear highly effective witness to the uncontainable, infinite, and exquisite Trinitarian God.

Judges: Melissa Schubert Johnson, Joshua Leventhal, Brett McCracken, Taylor Worley

First-Time Writer

Matthew T. Martens, Reforming Prison Justice: A Christian Proposal (Crossway)

Maybe no phrase has turn into extra loaded within the American lexicon lately than “justice.” It carries plenty of weight—heated feelings, annoyed hopes, and, for some, a Sisyphean weariness. Is reaching justice even attainable? Or is our system so damaged we have to throw it away and begin over?

Sure and no, solutions Matthew Martens, who has spent his profession in each prosecution and protection. He takes readers contained in the system, from the crime to the jury choice to the sentencing. He makes use of tales and statistics to elucidate how the system is meant to work and the way it breaks down. The result’s a sensible, hope-filled method to a system that’s flawed—however not fatally.

To some extent, all Individuals take part in our justice system—from voting to serving on juries. As Christians, we will do that with knowledge, peace, and hope. We will love our neighbors nicely as we level to the right justice of the God who justified us. Martens reveals us how.

Award of Distinction

Amy Baik Lee, This Homeward Ache: How Our Craving for the Life to Come Spurs On Our Life In the present day (B&H)

Amy Baik Lee is a surprising author. Her sentences are nicely crafted, and she or he captures what many really feel however can’t describe. The result’s that Homeward Ache is timeless but particularly related to our present cultural restlessness. Lee encourages readers to lean into that dissatisfaction, that God-shaped gap within the coronary heart, that “homeward ache” for a greater eternity, and subsequently to dwell fuller lives within the current. As she fastidiously explores biblical truths, the fantastic thing about Jesus comes by. Equal components compelling and comforting, this e book is genuinely true, good, and exquisite.

Judges: Amy DiMarcangelo, Jen Oshman, Greg Phelan, Jordan Raynor, Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

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