Speaking Volumes are taking a different approach to next year’s UK Christian Book Awards: rather than seek the ‘Best of’ in any of the usual categories, nominations are being sought for ‘The Ultimate Christian Library Book’:
Judging for the shortlist will be based on its suitability or likely popularity in a public library. This requires the book to be attractive, readable and on a subject that will capture the interest of the wider public and encourage them to look further onto [sic] the Christian faith.
The timeline is tight, however: nominations must be made by the end of this month, 30th September 2009, after which the judges will compile a shortlist of five books ready for public voting in January 2010.
The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at CRE, the Christian Resources Exhibition, at Sandown Park, Esher, in May 2010.