ACP Announces Finalists for 2018 “Excellence in Publishing Awards” Twenty-Third Publications has four finalists!

BALTIMORE, MD — The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce the finalists for the Excellence in Publishing Awards. The goal of these awards is to recognize the best in Catholic publishing.

Awards will be given for books falling into 10 categories: Biography, Children’s Books, General Interest, Inspirational, Prayer and Spirituality, Resources for Liturgy, Resources for Ministry, Scripture, Spanish, and Theology. A “Book of the Year” will be named from among the first-place finishers of the 10 categories. Each category was judged by a three-person panel, which reviewed and evaluated the entries, reducing the number of finalists to 6-9 titles, all of which will move on to the final round of judging. First, second, and third place winners will be announced in June.

The finalists by category are:

  • Prayer & Spirituality 

I Want to See: What the Story of Blind Bartimaeus Teaches Us About Fear Surrender and Walking the Path to Joy 








  • Spanish

Interculturalismo y catequesis: Guia del catequista para responder a la diversidad cultural








  • Scripture

God’s Spousal Love (Threshold Bible Study series)








Missionary Discipleship (Threshold Bible Study series) 









The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is a membership organization of Catholic publishers, those who provide services to Catholic publishers, and individuals who work with Catholic publishers. The ACP provides opportunities for members to further the Catholic publishing industry, promote Catholic publishing and reading, and engage those they interact with, including retailers, pastoral leaders, individual customers, and staff.

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