For those of you who enjoy reading Christian nonfiction, books honored with Selah Awards are definitely worth a look. They’re announced as part of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, which is one of the best Christian writers conferences in the industry.
Last week I shared the 2021 Selah Award winners for Christian fiction. As promised, here’s the list of 2021 Selah Award nonfiction winners.
- Third Place: Finding Hope in Crisis by Grace Fox
- Second Place: Grief: The Unwanted Journey by Janet K. Johnson
- First Place: Sunshine for the Soul by Linda Kozar (also named the 2021 Book of the Year for Nonfiction)
Inspiration and Gift
- Third Place: To Hear His Voice by Catherine Posey
- Second Place: She Writes for Him by various authors
- First Place: Advent Devotions and Christmas Crafts for Families by Victoria Duerstock
- Third Place: Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers by Charlene D. Quint, J.D.
- Second Place: Faith Wins: Overcoming a Crisis of Belief by Adam Groza
- First Place: Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary Christians by Victoria Duerstock
General Nonfiction/Bible Studies
- Third Place: Jewels of Hebrews by Stephanie Pavlantos
- Second Place: Christianity in Plain Language by A. J. Speaks (Jim Precourt)
- First Place: A Stand for Truth by John R. Michael and Harriet E. Michael
- Third Place: Cross Addicted: Breaking Free from Family Trauma and Addiction by Paula Jauch
- Second Place: Unleash Your God-given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant
- First Place: Unwanted No More: From Exploited to Embraced by God by B.J. Garrett
Children’s Picture Books
- Third Place: Different Like Me by Xochitl Dixon
- Second Place: Cuddle-Up Prayers by Michelle Medlock Adams
- First Place (tie): What Is a Family? by Annette Marie Griffin and I Love You to the Stars by Crystal Bowman and Doug Groothuis
2021 Directors’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
- I Love You Bigger Than the Sky by Michelle Medlock Adams
2021 Directors’ Choice Award for General Nonfiction
- God’s Best During Your Worst by Robin Luftig
2021 Directors’ Choice Award for Devotionals
- 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories by Julie Lavender
I’ll admit that when I sit down to read, I’m usually looking for a fun escape with fiction rather than a nonfiction title (other than what I read during my devotional time). I need to do better with that and challenge myself to learn some new things. Do you tend to lean toward one more than the other?