Like Kathy Griffin, I won an unexpected award!
Outreach Magazine — a magazine “designed to inspire, challenge and equip churches to connect with their communities and show the love of God to people both locally and globally” — just announced the winners of its annual Resource of the Year Awards.
Guess which book was named “Leadership Training Resource of the Year”?!
“In a year where several angry atheists were loud and proud in bookstores, Mehta’s gentle approach and desire to listen to Christians was remarkable.” — Outreach Magazine
Other books that were in the running?
- They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights From Emerging Generations by Dan Kimball (Zondervan)
- The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch (Baker)
- 11 Innovations in the Local Church: How Today’s Leaders Can Learn, Discern and Move Into the Future by Elmer L. Towns, Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird (Regal)
- Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation by Mark DeYmaz (Jossey-Bass/Wiley)
My book got an award that Richard Dawkins did not.
Maybe next year, Richard. Maybe next year…
The magazine hasn’t linked to the full list of winners yet, but you can see the cover of the latest issue on their website…:
Outreach ran a very nice article about the book last year.
It was accompanied by the coolest image ever.
[tags]atheist, atheism, irony, Christian[/tags]