Turner Wins CT Book Award

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.

Comments

Phil said…
Congrats, John, way to go. Keep up the good work.
Paul Harvey said…
Wonderful news, John!
deg 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 said…
Fantastic news. Congratulations, John.
Manlius said…
Just plain awesome, John! I just might renew my subscription to CT for its display of such good taste.
J. Stapley said…
Indeed, congrats!
Edward J Blum said…
That is FANTASTIC John. Way to go!!!
Jason Bivins said…
Awesome news, John!
Matt Sutton said…
Nice work John! Apparently you shared "Turner's 4 Spiritual Laws of Award Winning" with the CT editors?
John G. Turner said…
All of you, along with the CT editors, are too kind. Thanks!
I knew God had a wonderful plan for this book.
David said…
Congratulations, my good sir.
Luke Harlow said…
Great news about a great book. Well done, John!
Randall said…
Terrific news! And well deserved.