Religion Newswriters Association book award

The RNA — that would be the Religion Newswriters Association, not the Romantic Novelists’ Association, which I’m sure is also a wonderful organization — recently announced their annual awards, including one for the year’s best religion books. The Aleppo Codex picked up second place. It’s a pleasure to be recognized by pros, and I’m grateful to the judges for choosing my book.

No word yet on a prize from the other RNA. Apparently passionate lust for a manuscript doesn’t count.

Two books shared first, and both seem very interesting: Distilled Spirits, by Don Lattin, which weaves the story of the author’s own spiritual wanderings with those of three other characters, including Aldous Huxley; and Tanya Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back,  about evangelical Christians in America.

More on the prize right here.