ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards

a To Be One in ChristIf you’re looking for good recommendations of books to read, check out the new Excellence in Publishing awards now given out by the Association of Catholic Publishers.

Many of the winning books will be of interest to Pray Tell readers – in the areas of liturgy, prayer and spirituality, Pope Francis, Vatican II, and theology in general.

Liturgical Press received the most awards at 6, including 3 first-place winners and the 2016 Book of the Year, To Be One in Christ by Fernando A. Ortiz and Gerard J. McGlone, SJ.

Here are the award-winning books.

Biography

  1. Flannery O’Connor by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell (Liturgical Press)
  2. Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax by Michael N. McGregor (Fordham University Press)
  3. Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hope by Roberto Morozzo della Rocca (Pauline Books and Media)

Children’s Books

  1. Drop by Drop by USCCB Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development (Loyola Press)
  2. Green Street Park by USCCB Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development (Loyola Press)
  3. Everybody Has a Body: God Made Boys and Girls by Monica Ashour (Pauline Books and Media)

 General Interest

  1. Vatican II: The Complete History by Alberto Melloni (Paulist Press)
  2. The Gaze of Mercy by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa (The Word Among Us)
  3. Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love by Cardinal Walter Kasper (Paulist Press)

Inspirational

  1. My Badass Book of Saints by Maria Morera Johnson (Ave Maria Press)
  2. Our Lady, Undoer of Knots by Marge Fenelon (Ave Maria Press)
  3.    Saint Peter: Flawed, Forgiven, and Faithful by Stephen J. Binz (Loyola Press)

Prayer and Spirituality

  1. Just Prayer by Alison M. Benders (Liturgical Press)
  2. Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life by Terry Hershey (Loyola Press)
  3. Welcome, Faithful Presence: A Week of Praying the Hours with Henri Nouwen by David Haas (Clear Faith Publishing)

Resources for Ministry

  1. To Be One in Christ by Fernando A. Ortiz and Gerard J. McGlone, SJ (Liturgical Press)
  2. Mystagogy of the Eucharist by Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM (Liturgical Press)
  3. Proclaim the Gospel in Song: More Warm-Ups for the Musician’s Spirit by Alan J. Hommerding (World Library Publications)

Scripture

  1. Divine Mercy (part of the Threshold Bible Study series) by Stephen J. Binz (Twenty-Third Publications)
  2. Luke: My Spirit Rejoices! (part of the RENEW Scripture Series) by Martin Lang (RENEW International)

Theology

  1. Abounding in Kindness by Elizabeth Johnson (Orbis Books)
  2. A Holy Yet Sinful Church by Jeanmarie Gribaudo (Liturgical Press) (tie)
  3. Jesus and Salvation by Robin Ryan (Liturgical Press) (tie)

 

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