#ReadGoodBooks that #FeedYourSoul—the 2017 ECPA Award Winners

I don’t think I’ve ever spent an entire day in bed sidelined by a cold, but that’s what happened today.

Probably has something to do with taking strong nighttime cold medicine at 9 am, huh?

So the conclusion to my series on living your legacy will go up next week.

But I don’t want to miss an opportunity to add my congratulations to Dandi Daley Mackall and all the other authors whose books have won the 2017 ECPA Christian Book Awards.

From finalists in 11 categories announced in March, judges selected the top book in each category, and the winners were named last night in Colorado Springs and in a Thunderclap of 660,000 social media accounts.

Dandi’s book is part of a four-book series of two-in-one Bible story picture books from Tyndale House, illustrated by Lissy Marlin. Flip the book over to read the story from the perspective of a different character in the event—in this case, Jonah tells his story first, and then we hear the big fish’s side of things.

Four other children’s books had been nominated as finalists for the award:

Christmas Love Letters from GodGlenys Nellist, illlustrated by Rachel Clowes

How Big is Love?Amy Parker, illustrated by Breezy Brookshire, B&H Publishing Group

Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems for Kids, edited by Naomi J. Krueger, illustrated by Peter Grosshauser, Sparkhouse Family

Would a Worm Go on a Walk?Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Bill Bolton, WorthyKids/Ideals

You can see all the books named as finalists in all categories here.

– Diane

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