Below are the 2021 Christian Book Award Winners!
‘Island Girl: A Triumph of the Spirit’ by Norma Joyce Dougherty. This inspiring book is an autobiography written by Norma Joyce Dougherty! Do you feel like you are never good enough or never measure up - no matter how hard you try? Norma Joyce Dougherty knows all about the glitz and glamour that many women want. As a former Miss Dominion of Canada and contestant in Miss World, Miss Universe, Queen of the Pacific, and a semi-finalist in Miss International, beauty represented an escape to a better life. But, all that glitters is not gold. Having faced many obstacles as a young girl, she then faced an identity crisis once the spotlights dimmed on her new life. Island Girl: A Triumph of the Spirit is the true story of overcoming adversity that is seen and inner struggles that are unseen. Norma's extraordinary account will keep you captivated and reveal how any woman can: 1. Accept herself no matter how she looks 2. Feel beautiful in her own skin 3. Find hope and purpose in both success and failure 4. Answer the questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my purpose? 5. Be an overcomer 6. Replace shame and guilt with a joyous, radiant face and 7. Experience the deep, abiding love of God! Women of every age will relate to the identity crisis that Norma experienced - a crisis perpetuated today with the bombardment of marketing campaigns that focus on looking, acting, and being someone we're not. Choose this triumphant story instead and discover the true beauty that lies within you!
‘You Are Good Enough: Becoming GREATER By Seeing Yourself As God Sees You’ by Veronica Simmons. Inspired by the timeless movie; “Greater”; the incredible story of Brandon Burlsworthwho is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football….Vernita’sDevotionals will empower those who have been told; “you are not good enough”. Written off by those who consider you as awkward, inferior, less likely to achieve anything and an embarrassment…. How can you possibly rise above such negative analysis? How can a teenager become GREATER when she’s teased because her right eye is crossed, but yet, it’s part of who she is? Come…Travel with Vernita, as she reveals when you see yourself as God sees you, Greatness will emerge. With faith and un-deterrent determination, God will raise you up to show the world that there is more to you than meets the eye. Beloved, not only are you are good enough, you are beautiful enough, strong enough and smart enough. God loves you. You mean the world to Him.
‘Chance in a Lifetime’ Jennifer Shenefield. The story of a guide dog's journey through his own eyes, the same eyes that see for those who cannot see themselves. Through his unique perspective, readers discover the good in animals and people alike, and the beauty of the bonds between them.