Loyola Press honored with 17 Illumination Awards in 2021


CHICAGO, February 19, 2021—The Illumination Book Awards announced that 17 Loyola Press books received medals in this year’s awards. Recognized books appeared in a wide variety of categories such as Christian Living, Holiday, and Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction, and more. Loyola Press titles received the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the Catholic and Education categories.

The full list of Loyola Press Illumination Book Awards in 2021:


The Center Will Hold by Christopher de Vinck: Gold


Ignatian Discernment of Spirits for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ

Experiencing God in the Ordinary by William A. Barry, SJ: Silver


5 Things with Father Bill by Bishop Bill Byrne: Gold

On Love by Pope Francis: Silver

The Way to Manresa by Brendan McManus, SJ: Bronze


Teaching Students with Autism in a Catholic Setting by Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D.: Gold

Preparing Hearts and Minds by Joe Paprocki, DMin: Silver

Lord, You Called Me by Ricardo Grzona, FRP: Bronze


The Inner Chapel by Becky Eldredge: Gold

The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness by Marina Berzins McCoy: Bronze


Helping Families Recover from Addiction by Jean Heaton: Gold

Spiritual Practices for the Brain by Anne Kertz Kernion: Silver


All In by Porter Moser: Silver


The Shepherd’s Story by Jimmy Dunne, Illustrated by Ivan Kravets: Silver


Shadow in the Dark by Antony Barone Kolenc: Gold


God’s Wonderful Word: Silver

The Illumination Book Awards are designed to recognize the best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Loyola Press books have been recognized by the Illumination Book Awards each year since 2016.

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