Press Release Dec 16, 2015

Russell Moore’s book “Onward” wins Christianity Today 2016 Book of the Year

NASHVILLE Tenn., Dec. 16, 2015Russell Moores latest book, Onward: Engaging Culture without Losing the Gospel, was announced today as the recipient of the "Christianity Today 2016 Book of the Year,":http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/january-february/beautiful-orthodoxy-book-of-year.html?start=1 winning the overall category, Beautiful Orthodoxy.

Christianity Todays editorial team chose books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture. Onward also won the top award in the Politics and Public Life category.

Moore provides a primer on how our commitments to Christ and his kingdom (as opposed to our political, social and cultural agendas) should shape not only how we live our lives, but also what our lives should say to a watching, listening world, said Harold Smith, president and CEO of Christianity Today.

Onward was published in August 2015 and released by B&H Publishing Group. The book was also named a "2015 Top 5 Religion Title":http://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2015/religion#book/book-5 by Publishers Weekly in November.

Dr. Moore is uniquely gifted to speak to the issues of our day, said B&H Trade Book Publisher, Jennifer Lyell. From his early days working on political campaigns, to dean at one of the largest seminaries in the world, all while preaching in churches small and large across the country for decades, Dr. Moores perspective is grounded by biblical truth, rooted in theological depth and seasoned by the people hes met through decades of gospel ministry. This all combines with the pen of writer as gifted as any I have ever met, to produce messages that have the potential to shape a generation. We at B&H Publishing Group are so grateful for the recognition that Onward has received and believe that it is very much deserved.

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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