• Sunday , 23 July 2017

Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books

Upper Room Books and the Fresh Air Books imprint have received four 2015 Illumination Book Awards!

The results for the awards, intended to spotlight “exemplary Christian books,” were recently posted on the Independent Publisher website. These four Upper Room titles made the list:


In the CHRISTIAN LIVING category:

A1w5H1tBiiL._SL1500_The GOLD award was presented to Becoming Who God Wants You to Be: 60 Meditations for Personal Spiritual Direction, by W. Paul Jones (Upper Room Books)

81GPWHwRwkL._SL1500_A SILVER was awarded to Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture, by Michael W. Waters (Fresh Air Books)


In the MINISTRY/MISSION category:

91Vq2LzJpRL._SL1500_The SILVER award was given to At the Edge of Life: Conversations When Death is Near, by Richard L. Morgan (Upper Room Books)


And, in the BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR category:

The GOLD was awarded to Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk, by J. Dana Trent (Fresh Air Books)91laByDt-dL._SL1500_

Read more about the Illumination Awards by visiting Independent Publisher: THE Voice of the Independent Publishing Industry.


  1. Marti Williams
    January 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Congratulations to the entire Upper Room Book and Fresh Air Book team!

  2. Saffron Cross Wins 2015 Illumination Book Award for Memoir | J. Dana Trent
    January 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm Reply

    […] Upper Room Books/Fresh Air Books authors W. Paul Jones, Michael W. Waters, and Richard L. Morgan, who all won awards in the Christian Living and Ministry/Mission […]

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