Last week, we shared the winners in our Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest. Today, however, we’re taking time to celebrate a few of the entries that — although they failed to place in the popular vote — definitely deserve a few moments in the spotlight.

Here, in no particular order, are ten of our favorite book spine poems.

“The Ethos of the Cosmos” by Pete Garcia

"The Ethos of the Cosmos" by Pete Garcia

“The Ethos of the Cosmos” by Pete Garcia

The Ethos of the Cosmos
To Work and to Love
Broken Hearts & New Creations
Sifting through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way
Who Will Roll Away the Stone?
Guerillas of Grace
The Kingdom of God is within You
The Release of the Spirit
Dirt, Greed, and Sex
Everything Must Change

“Poem” by Bethany Wheeler

"Poem" by Bethany Wheeler

“Poem” by Bethany Wheeler

The Church in History
Jesus and His Own
Truly the Community
Making Christ Known

“The Pilgrim’s Progress” by Darrin Snyder Belousek

"The Pilgrim's Progress" by Darrin Snyder Belousek

“The Pilgrim’s Progress” by Darrin Snyder Belousek

The Pilgrim’s Progress
The Way Is Made by Walking
In His Steps
Remembering Jesus
Living Jesus
Journey towards Holiness
On the Pilgrim Way

“What to do If you haven’t been taught: Look it up!” by LaMonte McNeese

"What to do if you haven't been taught: Look it up!" by LaMonte McNeese

“What to do if you haven’t been taught: Look it up!” by LaMonte McNeese

An Incomplete Education
1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about Christianity
Explore the Book
The Complete Bible Book
How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

“The Future of Theology” by Ryan Davis

"The Future of Theology" by Ryan Davis

“The Future of Theology” by Ryan Davis

The Future of Theology
Unveiled at Last
The Courage to Be
Leave of Grass

“Hope” by Audra Yoder

"Hope" by Audra Yoder

“Hope” by Audra Yoder

This Meager Nature
A Curtain of Green
The Presence of the Future
Being Reconciled

“Mission” by Brandon Waite

"Mission" by Brandon Waite

“Mission” by Brandon Waite

Called to Be Church
Joy at Work
The Courage to Be
Salvation

“Telling” by Ruth Everhart

"Telling" by Ruth Everhart

“Telling” by Ruth Everhart

Telling
The Story of Ruth
Let Your Life Speak
Comfort & Joy
With One Voice
Still

“Michigan — Land that I Love” by Vicky Fanning

"Michigan — Land that I Love" by Vicky Fanning

“Michigan — Land that I Love” by Vicky Fanning

Weird Michigan
Strange Piece of Paradise
Unto a Good Land
Captivating
The Road Less Traveled
As You Like It
Michigan

“A Little Exercise” by Jeremy Sweets

"A Little Exercise" by Jeremy Sweets

“A Little Exercise” by Jeremy Sweets

A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
Scaling the Secular City
Walking in the Ways of the Lord
Grasping God’s Word
In the Grip of Grace

Thanks again to everyone who took part in our Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest!

To view the rest of our stellar collection of contest entries, click here