Congratulations are due to Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism Director, John Bowen, who recently received an Award of Merit at the annual Canadian Christian Writing Awards gala. The award was in the “Culture” category, and was for “The Missionary Letters of Vincent Donovan 1957-1973” (Wipf and Stock 2011), which John edited. Donovan is an important figure in influencing the understanding of God’s mission in different cultures. John is the author of the award-winning Evangelism for ‘Normal’ People: Good News for those Looking for a Better Way (Augsburg Fortress 2002) ; The Spirituality of Narnia: The Deeper Magic of C.S.Lewis (Regent College Publishing 2007); and, Growing Up Christian: Why Young People Stay in Church, Leave Church, and (Sometimes) Come Back to Church (Regent College Publishing 2010). He is also author of several of the Dare Booklets and the Wycliffe Booklets on Evangelism.
The annual Canadian Christian Writing Awards, sponsored by The Word Guild, celebrate the best in Canadian writing in periodicals, anthologies, and books by authors who write from a Christian worldview.
These awards have been given since 1988, when they were known as The God Uses Ink Awards. This year, 360 entries were received for 35 different categories, from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Submissions from Canadians living in the United States and Uganda were also entered. Nice job John!