May 10, 2022

The Book That Won The Christian Book Award!


The Christian Book of the Year

The Christian Book Award (R) honors the "best of the year" book: Prayer in the Night written by Tish Harrison-Warren.

The Christian Book Award® program honors the "best of the year" in 12 categories. 

Each year they recognize the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry.

One title is chosen as the Christian Book of the Year® to represent the year’s best book or Bible for its literary merit and extraordinary impact. 

Prayer in the Night is written is For Those Who Work, or Watch or Weep.

Tish Harrison-Warren poses the question "How can we trust God in the dark?"
Framed around a nighttime prayer of Compline (means Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day), Tish, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, explores themes of human vulnerability, suffering, and God's seeming absence. When she navigated a time of doubt and loss, the prayer was grounding for her. She writes that practices of prayer "gave words to my anxiety and grief and allowed me to reencounter the doctrines of the church not as tidy little antidotes for pain, but as a light in darkness, as good news."

Where do we find comfort when we lie awake worrying or weeping in the night? This book offers a prayerful and frank approach to the difficulties in our ordinary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. After eight years with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and The University of Texas at Austin, she currently serves as Co-Associate Rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. She writes regularly for The Well, CT Women, and Christianity Today. Her work has also appeared in Comment Magazine, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America,, and elsewhere. She is author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life (IVP). She is from Austin, TX, and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two young daughters in a house chock full of books with no matching forks or matching socks anywhere to be found.

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