May 26, 2012 (Newswire.com) - (Markham, Ont.)-A Canadian inspirational book is breaking records. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider has been nominated for 27 awards-the most ever for any book-in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards. The awards recognize the best in Christian writing during the year 2011.
The book has also been named Christian Small Publisher Gift Book of the Year, in a people's choice contest voted on by book retailers and readers.
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, which recently achieved bestseller status, is a collection of stories by 37 Canadian writers who share a Christian faith perspective. It contains short fiction, poetry, and personal experience articles, all chosen to provide hope and encouragement.
Faith Today magazine calls it "a gem of a collection" that "wonderfully reflects Canada's mosaic population...What binds all the pieces together is a cord of faith as we see how God is involved in the very real circumstances of life."
"We're proud of the accolades this book is getting," says publisher Les Lindquist. "Readers tell us they love the variety of voices, topics and styles, and the short, self-contained chapters. It lets busy people read something satisfying and uplifting during a quick break-or even if they're ill or bereaved, and need something short to give them hope and encouragement."
Finalists in the Canadian Christian Writing Awards will be honoured at an awards gala on June 13 in Mississauga, Ont. There were a record 360 submissions in 35 award categories this year. Fifteen of the anthology's contributing writers are vying for prizes in six categories.
The writers have conducted the most extensive launch ever done for a Canadian Christian book. More than 175 author events have been held in seven provinces since A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit was released.
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider and the first book in the series, Hot Apple Cider, are available through most book retailers, and make ideal gifts. Both books are published by That's Life! Communications and edited by N. J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles.
Book clubs, small groups, and churches can easily lead discussions on a wide range of topics and Bible passages through using the books' free downloadable Study Guides.
To download the Study Guides, find out about author readings in your area, or book one of the writers for your store, church or discussion group, visit the website http://hotapplecider.ca.
More reviews and photos at http://hotapplecider.ca.
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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit
Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul
Edited by N. J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles
Published by That's Life! Communications, Markham, Ont.
• For review copies, interviews, photos, contact TLCBooks@rogers.com
• Books' website http://hotapplecider.ca
• Publisher's website http://thatslifecommunications.com
That's Life! Communications is a niche publisher committed to finding innovative ways to produce quality books written by Canadians with a Christian faith perspective. Sixty writers have been showcased through the two Hot Apple Cider volumes.
About the Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year Awards
Book retailers and members of the public voted for their favourite books in the awards sponsored by the Christian Small Publishers Association. Sixty-three publishers nominated a total of 95 titles in 12 categories. http://christianbookaward.com
About The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards
Canada's top Christian writing awards are presented annually by The Word Guild. This year a record of nearly 360 submissions were entered in 35 award categories including nonfiction books, novels, articles, columns, blogs, poems, scripts, and screenplays. http://canadianchristianwritingawards.com
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