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“The Storm-Tossed Family” Named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year

December 11, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2018—The book, “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home” authored by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been named the Christianity Today 2019 Book of the Year. This honor is given to a release that “best embodies CT's pursuit of truthfulness and loveliness” and is Moore’s second time receiving the award.

“The Storm-Tossed Family” was published by B&H Publishing Group in September 2018 and addresses questions such as “why do our families have so much power over us?” and explores how family makes us who we are and how understanding this can liberate us to live without fear. 

Moore’s book “The Storm-Tossed Family” also won the “Award of Merit” in the Christian Living/Discipleship category for Christianity Today’s 2019 book awards.

Mark Galli, editor-in-chief for Christianity Today, commented on Moore’s book of the year award:

“Moore refuses to let the conversation remain on the extremes. He recognizes that the family is crucial in God’s economy, but he doesn’t turn it into an idol. He explains persuasively how the church is our first family while giving practical, realistic direction in how to nurture and maintain a healthy, biblical family life, one that reflects the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord.” 

Topics addressed in “The Storm-Tossed Family” include: marriage, sexuality and fidelity; divorce, abuse and broken relationships; parenting, discipline and bonding; trauma, generational sin and healing. This issues have resonated with both secular and Christian media, and in interviews Moore has skillfully connected these biblical principles to current events and culture.

“Dr. Moore’s work—really, everything he writes—is a rare combination of equal parts truth and beauty,” said B&H Trade Books publisher Devin Maddox. “It’s fun to see Dr. Moore receive honor he so richly deserves.”

Moore’s book, "Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel," also won the Christianity Today's Book of the Year in 2016.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author