Gordon-Conwell Faculty and Alumni Honored in The Gospel Coalition 2022 Book Awards - Gordon Conwell

Gordon-Conwell Faculty and Alumni Honored in The Gospel Coalition 2022 Book Awards

We are excited to announce that five members of the Gordon-Conwell family received 2022 Book Awards from the The Gospel Coalition (TGC). TGC’s editors and judges look for books that exemplify their stated criteria: “offers gospel-centered argument and application; includes faithful and foundational use of Scripture, both Old Testament and New Testament; fosters spiritual discernment of contemporary trials and trends; and encourages efforts to unite and renew the church.”

Learn more about the award-winning titles and authors:

Popular Theology | Winner
Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Timothy Keller (MDiv ’75)

“Forgiveness is an essential skill, a moral imperative, and a religious belief that cuts right to the core of what it means to be human. In Forgive, Timothy Keller shows readers why it is so important and how to do it, explaining in detail the steps you need to take in order to move on without sacrificing justice or your humanity.”

Children’s | Winner
Does God Sleep? A Book about God’s Power by Amy Gannett (MDiv ’14)

“Kids will enjoy this relatable book that will build their confidence in knowing there is nothing to fear when going to sleep—God is always awake, and is always watching over us.”

Public Theology & Current Events | Winner
Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible’s Unfolding Story Makes Sense of Modern Life and Culture, Foreword by Timothy Keller (MDiv ’75)

“[The book] shows how the patterns of the Bible’s storyline can provide incisive, fresh, and nuanced ways of intervening in today’s debates on everything from science, the arts, and politics to dignity, multiculturalism, and equality.”


Missions & The Global Church | Winner
No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions, Foreword by Mark Dever (MDiv ’86)

“How can churches and missionaries address the urgent need to reach unreached people without falling for quick fixes?”


History & Biography | Award of Distinction
Reformed and Evangelical across Four Centuries: The Presbyterian Story in America by Dr. Garth Rosell, Senior Research Professor of Church History

“A bountiful resource to anyone curious about what it means to be Presbyterian in the multidimensional American context, as well as to anyone looking to understand this piece of the larger history of Christianity in the United States”

Bible Study & Devotional Literature | Award of Distinction
The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung (MDiv ’02)

“Beginning in Genesis and ending with Revelation, DeYoung provides engaging retellings of various Bible stories, explaining how they fit into the overarching storyline. Each reading is coupled with beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark and concludes with a reflective prayer.”

(Each book description is quoted from the respective publisher.)