The 2020 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Book Award winners

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2020 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Book Awards at their Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The awards were presented by Monica Schmelter, host of “Bridges,” a daily program on the Christian Television Network (CTN). This is the 12th year that AWSA has presented the Golden Scroll Awards. The Golden Scroll Awards are open to all 600 members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

The Golden Scrolls Book of the Year was awarded to Dr. Michelle Bengtson for “Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises” (Revell of Baker Publishing Group). See past winners,  click HERE.

This is the first year to present the all-new Christian Market Book Awards. These awards are open to all authors who publish in the Christian market.

The Christian Market Novel of the Year was awarded to Anne Greene for “Shadow of the Dagger” (Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.). Second place for the Christian Market Novel of the Year was awarded for two books: C. Kevin Thompson for “The Letters” (Mantle Rock Publishing LLC), and Buck Storm and Bill Perkins for “The List” (Compass Publishing). Third place was awarded to Jeanette Morris for “Her Shining Eyes: A Novel” (Bold Vision Books).

Lauren Crews

The Christian Market Nonfiction Book of the Year went to Lauren Crews for “Strength of a Woman: Why You are Proverbs 31” (Ascender Books). Second place for the Christian Market Nonfiction Book of the Year was awarded to Rhonda Robinson for “FreeFall: Holding onto Faith When the Unthinkable Strikes” (New Hope Publishers). Third place was awarded to Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett for “They Call Me Mom: 52 Encouraging Devotions for Every Moment” (Kregel Academic & Professional). The Christian Market Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to Michelle Medlock Adams for “I Love You Bigger than the Sky” (WorthyKids).

Michelle Medlock Adams

Second place for the Christian Market Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to Amy Houts for “God’s Protection Covers Me” (Beaming Books). Third place was also awarded to Michelle Medlock Adams for “How Much Does God Love You” (WorthyKids). The Christian Market Book of the Year was awarded to Luann Mire, with Patti Richter, for “Signs of His Presence: Experiencing God’s Comfort in Times of Suffering” (Carpenter’s Son Publishing). Monica Schmelter and Linda Evans Shepherd, author and AWSA founder, presented the awards and recording artist Cheri Keaggy performed a parody by Martha Bolton. For more info, please contact Linda Evans Shepherd at LindaReply@gmail.com or 303-772-2035

See winners from past years:

See the 2019 winners, click HERE.

See the 2018 winners, click HERE.

See the 2017 winners, click HERE.

See the 2016 winners, click HERE.

See the 2015 winners, click HERE.

See the 2014 winners, click HERE.

See the 2013 winners, click HERE.

See the 2012 winners, click HERE.

See the 2011 winners, click HERE.

See the 2010 winners, click HERE.

See the 2009 winners, click HERE.

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