Australian Christian Book of the Year – Shortlist 2011


Australian Christian Book of the Year

The following books have been short-listed for the 2011 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award:

Bible bites: 365 devotions for Aussie families,
Ladeane Lindsay, Anglican Youthworks.

Christianity alongside Islam,
John Wilson, Acorn Press.

Economics for life: An economist reflects on the meaning of life, money and what really matters,
Ian Harper, Acorn Press.

Hot rock dreaming: A Johnny Ravine Mystery,
Martin Roth, Ark House Press.

Isaiah: Surprising salvation,
Kirk Patston, Aquila.

Judgment day: The struggle for life on earth,
Paul Collins, UNSW Press.

The rag doll,
Stephanie Carmichael & Jessica Green, Matthias Media.

This year’s judges

Libbey Byrne is a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia and currently serves on their congregational leadership team. Libbey has degrees in theology and education and a master’s degree in spirituality. She has been a secondary school teacher, has trained religious education teachers for NSW state schools and now works in adult faith formation and spirituality. Libbey enjoys reading, movies, body surfing and the company of friends.

Alex Crawford holds degrees in arts, law and theology. He is a practising barrister in Brisbane. Outside the law, he is interested in books, music and seeing the Brisbane Lions win. Alex is married to Penny. They have three adult children and attend St Mark’s Anglican Church, Clayfield. He is the secretary of the Mathew Hale Public Library based in Brisbane.

AllanDemond is Senior Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Melbourne. He holds degrees in philosophy and theology and a PhD in education and homiletics. Allan teaches at Whitley College, Victoria, and the Australian College of Ministry. He enjoys good books, beautiful music and rare Aussie stamps. Allan is married to Janet, an artist. They have three adult children.

Join us at the award presentations

Celebrate the power of words with writer, activist and performer, Joel McKerrow. Joel lectures at  Tabor College Victoria and is the founder and co-director of The Centre for Poetics and Justice.

The 2011 Australian Christian Book of the Year will be announced and prizes awarded at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, Blackburn North, Victoria, corner of Springfield Road and Koonung Road (Melways 48 A7), on Thursday 18 August at 6.30 pm (for a 7.00 pm start). Tickets cost $20.

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