Loyola Press books announced as 2019 International Book Awards winners and finalists


CHICAGO, Ill, June 2019— The 2019 International Book Awards acknowledged seven Loyola Press books as winners and finalists. The International Book Awards honor excellence in independent and mainstream publishing.

The full list of Loyola Press winners and finalists is:


Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

Winner: Leo’s Gift by Joellyn Cicciarelli and Susan Blackaby, illustrated by Carrie Schuler

Religion: Christian Inspiration

Winner: On Hope by Pope Francis


Children’s Religious

Finalist: Shhh…God Is in the Silence by Fiona Basile


Finalist: Holy Desperation by Heather King

Finalist: Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends

Finalist: The Prayer List by Jane Knuth

Self-Help: Motivational

Finalist: Make Today Matter by Chris Lowney

For more information or to request an interview with an author, please contact Mandy Lemos at lemos@loyolapress.com.

About Loyola Press

An apostolate of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Loyola Press embraces the Jesuit passion for helping people find God in all things. We continue the Jesuit tradition of excellence and service by providing inspiring faith-filled content for children and adults and by being people for others.

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