About the Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards

About the Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards
  • The Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards were first held in 2000.
  • Their purpose is to celebrate good Christian literature that has a wide appeal and particularly to people of little or no faith.
  • They also draw attention to the Speaking Volumes scheme that places good Christian books into schools and libararies of all types.
  • Both the awards and Speaking Volumes are initiatives of the Christian Book Promotion Trust, a charity set up by Cecil Jackson Cole in 1967 to enable people to have access to good Christian literature.
  • The awards are the only Christian book awards voted for by the public, so they truly represent public opinion.
  • Currently there are two categories – Adults (18+) and children (0–17) – and five books are selected for each shortlist.
  • The prize is £1,000 to the winning author in each category, to help them towards writing their next good Christian book.