With only 20 nominees, our Non-Fiction list was significantly shorter than our Fiction one, but it still contained a plenitude of inspiring and challenging books. As this is our first year of issuing Lime Awards for Non-Fiction, we only have six categories, but they cover a wide variety of genres and highlight what we believe to be the cream of the crop when it comes to 2013′s memoirs, children’s books, cookbooks and much more. We hope there’s something here to pique your interest, and that you’ll join us in congratulating each of these fantastic authors!
Myself and the other TCM reviewers would like to issue a note of thanks to all of the authors, publicists and publishers who provided us with review copies throughout 2013. This list wouldn’t have been possible without them, and we’re excited to see what the publishing world brings in 2014!
Psalm 23 by Richard Jesse Wilson (Zonderkidz)
“This is a great nighttime read, or if you’re like my family, a good book to read at the table during breakfast. No better way to start the day than with scripture and beautiful pictures of children being watched over.” –Mary Twomey
You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth (Revell)
“I could tell that Gerth really cares about her readers and finds joy when she learns that a person has discovered or achieved her own God-Sized dream.” –Susan Faloon
Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore (Zondervan)
“This is not just a cookbook; it’s a history lesson about the Amish and their community in Pinecraft. It’s also full of their humor, their wisdom and their sense of family and no-nonsense way of life.” –Mercedes Cordero
Experiencing God at Home by Tom& Richard Blackaby (B&H)
“The Blackabys’ goal in this book is to help parents with the task of cultivating a solid and permanent foundation of belief in Jesus Christ for their children.” –Annette Kristynik
Sober Mercies by Heather Kopp (Jericho)
“I’ve never read a book that is as transparent, raw, in my face with conviction, as Sober Mercies.” –Annette Kritynik
Fight by Preston Sprinkle & Andrew Rillera (David C. Cook)
“Whether one ends up arriving at the same place as Sprinkle does by the end of his treatise, those who do not indiscriminately dismiss him out of hand will have a lot of food for thought.” –Calvin Moore