Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
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News from Eerdmans . . .
- Eerdmans is giving away two PEN/Steven Kroll Award Shortlisted books: I Lay My Stitches Down, by Cynthia Grady and illustrator Michele Wood, and The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel and illustrator Amanda Hall. There’s one day left to enter, so hurry!
. . . and elsewhere.
Michelle Markel’s The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau has been awarded the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. Here’s our EerdWord announcement (and of course, don’t forget you could win this book by entering the contest above!)
- The Biblical Archeological Society named Shalom Paul’s Isaiah 40-66:Translation and Commentary its Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible.
- No fewer than four EBYR books will be featured in “The Original Art” exhibit from The Society of Illustrators. They are:
- I Wish I Had…(Mulazzani, Zoboli)
- The War Within These Walls (Sax, Strzelecki)
- Nasreddine (Weulersse, Dautremer)
- The Very Big Carrot (Tone)
In addition, I Wish I Had… won a silver medal!
- Kirkus Reviews published a starred review of Little Naomi, Little Chick by Avirama Golan and illustrator Raaya Karas, describing it as “the true essence of a picture book.”
- Ruth Everhart (Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land) was interviewed by God Complex Radio, and Virginia Theological Seminary has published an accompanying study guide. Find the interview and the study guide here.
Spirituality & Practice posted a review of Claudia Rueda’s Is It Big or Is It Little?: “Columbian author Claudia Rueda has fashioned a spiffy story that will resonate with children between the ages of 3 and 6 years who know what it is like to be vulnerable.”
- How-To-Write-A-Book.com interviewed Katie Quirk about how her experiences in Tanzania inspired her book A Girl Called Problem.
- Graham Christian reviewed Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective for Library Journal‘s Religion and Spirituality page. “His latest—and immense—book is an outstanding examination of the four canonical Gospels (and some others).”
- Robert Cornwall reviewed William Stacy Johnson’s A Time to Embrace: Same-Sex Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics on his blog.
- Brian LePort of Near Emmaus blog previewed Jack Levison’s forthcoming book Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith.
- Joel Watts is reviewing Francis Watson’s book Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective chapter by chapter on his blog Unsettled Christianity. Here’s his review of chapter seven.
- Check out Ronna Mandel’s review of Judi Moreillon and Catherine Stock’s Ready and Waiting for You on Good Reads with Ronna.
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