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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.