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Two InterVarsity Press titles were honored with 2017 Logos Bookstore Association Awards.

Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God by Sharon Garlough Brown received the 2017 Logos Award for Best Fiction. Barefoot is the third book in the Sensible Shoes Series, which follows the journeys of Hannah, Meg, Mara, and Charissa as they gain a new understanding of friendship, spiritual truths, and a deeper life with God.

Emily P. Freeman, author of Simply Tuesday, said, “During a difficult year of loss in my own life, I found great comfort in this fictional tale of four friends with true-to-life faith. The way they relate with Christ and one another in grief, disappointment, celebration, and joy served as a kind companion to me personally, as well as a creative reminder of some of my favorite spiritual practices.”

Silence and Beauty

The 2017 Logos Bookstore Association Award for the Christianity/Culture category went to Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering by renowned international artist Makoto Fujimura. Inspired by Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, first published in 1966 and one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature, Fujimura took on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain, and his own cultural heritage.

Fujimura served as a consultant on the 2016 film Silence directed by Martin Scorsese, who said, “Makoto Fujimura is a remarkable artist and writer, and his engagement with the writings of the great Shusaku Endo—and Silence in particular—is deep and impassioned, as you will discover on every page of this book. By way of response to a great artist, Fujimura has created a quietly eloquent meditation on art and faith, and where they converge.”

Jeff Crosby, IVP’s publisher, said, “We have had a long, fruitful, and enjoyable association with Logos Bookstores, from the earliest years in Ann Arbor through to the current time. We are deeply grateful for their recognition of these important and beautifully-executed books by Makoto Fujimura and Sharon Garlough Brown. Logos continues to select, promote, sell, and—through these awards—honor thoughtful Christian books that make an impact on readers.”

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