Covenant Authors Win IVP Readers’ Choice Awards

CHICAGO, IL (December 6, 2018) – Covenant ministers Dominique Gilliard and José Humphreys earned first-place honors in the InterVarsity 2018 Book of the Year Awards.

Gilliard, director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) mission priority, earned the honor for Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores in the general category. Humphreys, pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church and a Companion columnist, won in the praxis category for Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put.

Readers submitted more than 500 nominations for the contest in November. Editors winnowed them down to finalists. Readers were asked to choose two from the IVP Books and IVP Academic categories and one from other categories.

Sarah Shin, a member of Highrock Covenant Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, was a finalist for her book Beyond Colorblind. Former Companion columnist Kathy Khang earned an honorable mention for Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up.

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  1. This is great to hear! Well done Dominique and José and Sarah and Kathy, and Amy as well – fantastic to hear of such engaging work coming from ECC authors.

  2. Such gifted, thoughtful, and faithful people!
    I would like to also add Amy Julia Becker’s name to this prestigious list. Amy Julia is a member of our church. Her most recent book, White Picket Fences, has received an “Award of Merit” in Christianity Today’s Book Awards for 2019 as one of the books “most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.”

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