2023 Ames Awards Finalists

 2023 Finalists

After reviewing many outstanding books, the judges have named their choices for finalists in the Ames Awards. The books were scored according to industry standards with added emphasis on their inclusion of courageous faith.

The finalists in the fiction category are;
Addy of the Door Islands, Judy DuCharme

At Home in Cranberry Cove, June Foster

Christmas at Cranberry Cove, June Foster

Fountains and Secrets, Lisa E. Betz

The Former Things, Allen Steadham

Heroes' Might, Jake Tyson

Paper Dolls, Kara Hunt

When Legends Rise, Daphne Self

Year of the Bear, Douglas J. Lanzo.

The nonfiction finalists

Debriefing, Tez Brooks

GodPrints: Finding Evidence of God in the Shattered Pieces of Life, Jenny Leavitt

Learning to Be Me Without You, Paula Freeman

The Pursuit of Marriage Oneness, Dr. H. Irving Wilson

Shattered, Stirred & Shaken, Michele McCarthy,

Tire Tracks, Nancy Beverly.

The children's book finalists are;

The Beautiful Story Within Me, Kelly Mize

Dachshund Through the Snow, Michelle Medlock Adams

Fly High, Michelle Medlock Adams and Janet K. Johnson

Guess How Much God Loves You, Karen Ferguson

I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas, Judy DuCharme

Lemons for Blessings, Carissa Lovvorn

Our God is Bigger Than That!, Michelle Medlock Adams and Eva Marie Everson

Stitches for Kindness, Carissa Lovvorn

Who God Wants Me to Be, Crystal Bowman and Michele Lazurek

The Year of the Bear, Douglas J. Lanzo.

The devotional finalists are;
Faith-Pump, Beth Duewel, Rhonda Rhea, Kaley Rhea, Edie Melson, Karen Porter, Karen Sargent, and Tina Yeager

Glimpses of God, Harriet E. Michael and Shirley Crowder

He Is!, Mark R. Worden,

Hope Amid the Pain, Leslie L. McKee.


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