“2017 TGC Book Awards” | by Ivan Mesa @ivan_mesa | Link in bio.
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
This aphorism by Charlie (“Tremendous”) Jones (1927–2008) has long been a favorite of mine, one that has often rung true in my experience. People and books shape us in significant ways—probably in more ways than we’re aware of—and that’s why publishing is a key part of what we do at The Gospel Coalition. Along with our local and national events, we labor to publish books, curriculum, articles, and reviews that
••offer gospel-centered argument and application;
••include faithful and foundational use of Scripture, both Old Testament and New Testament;
••foster spiritual discernment of contemporary trials and trends;
••and encourage efforts to unite and renew the church.
And this is the same criteria we use for our annual TGC Book Awards. Each year we review around 300 titles between our academic journal Themelios and our regular book reviews section, so at the end of the year it’s good to take stock of the most helpful titles from 2017.
Working with Council members and key contributors, our editors have each identified one winner and one runner-up book in an area they regularly cover for TGC. We solicited nominations from various publishers, considered them alongside other noteworthy titles, narrowed the finalists to four for each category, sent those titles to the judges, and awaited their decisions.
Congratulations to the winners of our TGC Book Awards in 2017. We encourage you to take up and read these books, then share them with family, friends, and fellow church members.
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