Faculty from Eight CCCU Campuses Recognized in Christianity Today’s Annual Book Awards

January 21, 2016
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WASHINGTON – Faculty members from eight CCCU campuses across the country have been honored in Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards. 

Each year, the magazine selects the books it regards as most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture across a variety of categories. The following award-winning books were written by CCCU faculty:

Biblical Studies

Winner: “Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Vol. 1-4,” by Craig S. Keener, Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary

Award of Merit: “The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate,” by John H. Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College

Culture and the Arts

Award of Merit: “Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of Joy Davidman,” by Don W. King, Professor of English at Montreat College


Winner: “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father,” by Thomas S. Kidd, Professor of History at Baylor University

Missions/The Global Church

Award of Merit: “From Dependence to Dignity: How to Alleviate Poverty through Christ-Centered Microfinance,” by Brian Fikkert, Professor of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College, and Russell Mask, Associate Professor of Community Development at Covenant College

Politics and Public Life

Award of Merit: “Free to Serve: Protecting the Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Organizations,” by Steven V. Monsma, senior research fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Pepperdine University, and Stanley Carlson-Thies


Winner: “Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God,” by John F. Kilner, Director of Bioethics Programs and the Forman Chair of Christian Ethics and Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

For a full list of all of the 2016 Book Award winners, visit Christianity Today’s website.

Updated 1/22/2016.


The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of 179 Christian institutions around the world. The 118 member campuses in North America are all regionally accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences and whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. In addition, 61 affiliate campuses from 20 countries are part of the CCCU. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. Visit

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities offers 10 off-campus study programs, collectively branded BestSemester®, which expand learning opportunities for students from CCCU campuses and are designated as culture-shaping or culture-crossing programs. Culture-shaping BestSemester programs are: American Studies Program (Washington, D.C.), Contemporary Music Center (Nashville) and Los Angeles Film Studies Center (Los Angeles). Culture-crossing BestSemester programs are: Australia Studies Centre, China Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Oxford Summer Programme, Scholars’ Semester in Oxford and Uganda Studies Program. Visit for program details.