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2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

CHICAGO, Ill, November 2019—Loyola Press was recognized as a 2019 award recipient of the 16th annual Best Book Awards. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories of the awards, with Loyola Press publishing 19 of the final and winning titles. American Book Fest specifically congratulated Pope Francis on placing in several categories this year.

According to American Book Fest, the Best Book Awards cover books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published. Books are awarded as finalists and winners based on design, content, and overall appeal.  This year’s Best Book Awards recognized books published in 2017-2019.

Best of Book Awards winners published by Loyola Press are:

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK: HARDCOVER FICTION:
Leo’s Gift by Susan Blackaby and Joellyn Cicciarelli, illustrated by Carrie Schuler

RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY:
Jesus Approaches by Elizabeth Kelly

CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS:
Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories by Amy Welborn

RELIGION: CHRISTIAN INSPIRATIONAL:
On Hope by Pope Francis

NOVELTY & GIFT BOOK:
Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends

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

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC:
The Adaptive Teacher by John Barone and Charleen Katra


Best of Book Awards finalists published by Loyola Press are:

SPIRITUALITY: INSPIRATIONAL:
An Invitation to Love by William A. Barry, SJ
Small Simple Ways by Vinita Hampton Wright

RELIGION: CHRISTIAN INSPIRATIONAL:
Busy Lives & Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge

HEALTH: AGING/50+:
God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet by Barbara Lee

SPIRITUALITY: GENERAL:
Ignatian Spirituality A to Z by Jim Manney

RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY:
Living Against the Grain by Tim Muldoon
Little Lessons from the Saints by Bob Burnham
Living the Sacraments by Joe Paprocki
Start with Jesus by Julianne Stanz 

CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS:
Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols by Amy Welborn
Pope Francis Says… by Pope Francis
Shhh…God Is in the Silence by Fiona Basile

SELF-HELP: MOTIVATIONAL:
Make Today Matter by Chris Lowney
MicroShifts by Gary Jansen

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


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