God’s Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America
by E. Brooks Holifield (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company) – Book of the Year

The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
by R. T. France (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company) – Reference Book of the Year

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The following nine books, of the Top Ten, are listed in alphabetical order, by title:

A City Set On A Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History
by Larry Witham (HarperOne Publishers)

Child Poverty: Love, Justice, and Social Responsibility
by Pamela Couture (Chalice Press)

Christianity’s Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution – A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First
by Alister McGrath (HarperOne Publishers)

Empire: The Christian Tradition, New Readings of Classical Theologians
ed. by Kwok Pui-lan, Don H. Compier, and Joerg Rieger (Fortress Press)

God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
by John Dominic Crossan (HarperSanFrancisco Publishers)

Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence
ed. by Gerald W. Calabash (Liturgical Press)

The Jesus Way: A Conversation of the Ways that Jesus Is The Way
by Eugene Peterson (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)

The Toxic Congregation: How To Heal the Soul of Your Church
by G. Lloyd Rediger (Abingdon Press)

There Is A God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
by Antony Flew (HarperOne Publishers)