Christianity Today’s 2022 Book Awards features books authored by Biola University faculty and alumni. According to the magazine, the selected books “represent some of the year’s most exemplary Christian thinking.” Amidst 14 categories — seven selections were authored by Biola-affiliated authors, including the following titles.

  • Dr. William Lane Craig was awarded an Award of Merit in the “Apologetics and Evangelism” category. He wrote a book that brought perspective to its audience: In Quest of the Historical Adam: A Biblical and Scientific Exploration.

  • In the “Church and Pastoral Leadership” category, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, professor of communication, and Dr. Rick Langer, professor of theology, won an Award of Merit for the book Winsome Conviction: Disagreeing without Dividing the Church.

  • The Award of Merit in the “History and Biography” category went to Arlin C. Migliazzo (B.A. ’74) for the book Mother of Modern Evangelicalism: The Life and Legacy of Henrietta Mears.

  • Kenneth Nehrbass (M.A. ’10) won an Award of Merit for the “Missions and Global Church” category with his work on Advanced Missiology: How to Study Missions in Credible and Useful Ways.

  • In the “Politics and Public Life” category, Dr. Thaddeus Williams (’01, M.A. ’05), associate professor of theology, was a finalist for his publication Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask about Social Justice.

  • Adjunct professor Brett McCracken was a finalist for the “Culture and the Arts” category for his newest book The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World.

  • And finally, the Book of the Year in the “Theology and Ethics” category was awarded to Matthew Barrett (B.A. '05) for his publication Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit.

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