Turner Wins CT Book Award



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By John Fea

I just found out that our own John Turner's Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America was the winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Book Award in History and Biography. According to the CT website, the judges offered the following praise for the book:
Turner's neutrality and great technical chops are exactly what this subject needed. Yet this is no dry account: He possesses both an unerring ear for the apt quote and a keen eye for the revealing scene. With these tools, Turner creates a fascinating window into the vibrant and angular culture of Crusade and the churning activism of (especially) 1960s and '70s American evangelicals.

Congrats, John--an honor that is well-deserved.

14 comments:

Phil at: January 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM said...

Congrats, John, way to go. Keep up the good work.

Paul Harvey at: January 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM said...

Wonderful news, John!

deg at: January 29, 2009 at 6:08 AM said...

Congrats! I've incorporated several insights from your book in my survey classes and in my dissertation, so I double CT's endorsement of both its scholarship and usefulness!

Christopher at: January 29, 2009 at 8:38 AM said...

Fantastic news. Congratulations, John.

Manlius at: January 29, 2009 at 8:44 AM said...

Just plain awesome, John! I just might renew my subscription to CT for its display of such good taste.

J. Stapley at: January 29, 2009 at 9:32 AM said...

Indeed, congrats!

Edward J Blum at: January 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM said...

That is FANTASTIC John. Way to go!!!

Jason Bivins at: January 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM said...

Awesome news, John!

Matt Sutton at: January 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM said...

Nice work John! Apparently you shared "Turner's 4 Spiritual Laws of Award Winning" with the CT editors?

John G. Turner at: January 29, 2009 at 12:26 PM said...

All of you, along with the CT editors, are too kind. Thanks!
I knew God had a wonderful plan for this book.

David at: January 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM said...

Congratulations, my good sir.

Luke Harlow at: January 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM said...

Great news about a great book. Well done, John!

Jared T. at: January 29, 2009 at 3:24 PM said...

Congrats, John!

Randall at: January 30, 2009 at 9:30 AM said...

Terrific news! And well deserved.

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