The Catholic Press Association included ten Eerdmans titles among its annual Book Award winners, which were announced in Indianapolis on Friday, June 22, at the Association’s annual Catholic Media Conference. Three of these titles made first place in their respective categories.

First Place Winners

Migrations of the Holy

Social Concerns
Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church
William T. Cavanaugh

“A timely reexamination of mainstream Catholic social ethics with a sobering mix of humility and call for repentance.”

Scripture
Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church:  The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians
Luke Timothy Johnson

“Passionately and persuasively challenges Christians to embrace four hallmarks of a prophetic church: prayer, itinerancy, servant leadership, and voluntary poverty.”

Children’s Books
Images of God for Young Children
Marie-Hélène Delval, illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni

“An incredibly inspiring book. . . . Timely, biblically based, and easily understood.”

Second Place Winner

Images of God for Young Children

Theology
The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God?
Edited by Thomas Joseph White

“This sharply focused collection of essays richly unpacks the historic encounter between Catholic philosopher Erich Przywara and Reformed theologian Karl Barth.”

 Third Place Winners

Spirituality (Hardcover)
Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace
John Philip Newell

“Incorporates beautiful artwork, prayers and wisdom from the Hebrew, Christian and Islamic traditions.”

Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Scripture
The Letter to the Galatians (Bible in Medieval Tradition)
Ian Christopher Levy

“Clearly written, the volume demonstrates the value Medieval commentaries offer the contemporary reader.”

History
Witness of the Body: The Past, Present, and Future of Christian Martyrdom
Edited by Michael L. Budde and Karen Scott

“Twelve excellent essays explore the understanding of martyrdom in the church.”

Honorary Mentions

History
The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World
Elizabeth Rapley

Biography
A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk
W. Paul Jones

Spirituality (Hardcover)
Happiness
Joan Chittister

We offer hearty congratulations to all the authors, editors, and contributors listed above — and our thanks to the Catholic Press Association.

Click to read the Catholic Press Book Awards official release