Past top ten awards

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2015 Top Ten Book awards and reference book of the year

The Academy of Parish Clergy, Inc. proudly announces that the Book of the Year Award for books published in 2015 is awarded to Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Pastoral Care, written by Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger and published by […]

2014 Top ten book awards and reference book of the year

The 2015 Book of the Year Award, for the top book for parish ministry published in 2014, is awarded to: The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed, by James Thompson (Baker Academic) James gets rid of the buzzwords and jargon […]

2013 Top ten book awards and reference book of the year

Book of the Year Award Paul And The Faithfulness of God by N. T. Wright (Fortress Press). Reference Book of the Year Award Feasting on the Word: Matthew, Vols. 1 and 2 (A Feasting on the Word Commentary) edited by […]

2011 Top ten books and reference book of the year

Book of the Year What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith Thomas G. Long (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company) Reference Book of the Year Dictionary of Scriptures and Ethics edited by Joel Green (Baker Academic) The Academy […]

2010 top ten books plus reference book of the year

Book of the Year Award Building Cultures of Trust by Martin E. Marty (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)   Reference Book of the Year Award Mark from Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series by William C. Placher (Westminster […]

2009 top ten books (and reference book of the year)

Book of the Year Award Tending To The Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry by Bruce G. Epperly and Katherine Gould Epperly (Alban Institute) Reference Book of the Year Award Revelation: A Commentary, in The New […]

2008 Top ten books of the year

Book of the Year Award The Book of the Year Award is given to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year (2008). Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, by […]

2007 Top ten books (plus reference book of the year)

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 […]

2006 Top ten books of the year

The Book of the Year of 2006 Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass (HarperCollins Publishers). The remaining Top Ten Books (in alphabetical order by author’s name): Conspiracy and […]

2005 Top ten books of the year

Who Shall Lead Them? The Future of Ministry in America by Larry A. Witham (Oxford Press) * Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans Publishing Company) Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life […]