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B&H Publishing Group Wins Two USA 'Best Books 2011' Awards

Contact: David Schrader, 615-251-2559

NASHVILLE, Nov. 2, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two B&H Publishing Group authors have won USA "Best Books 2011" Awards from USA Book News, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses.

Candace Cameron Bure, who starred for eight seasons in ABC television's Full House and is now a featured cast member of ABC Family's Make It or Break It, received her award in the Women's Health category for Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. Also a New York Times best seller, the book is a candid account of how faith ultimately reshaped her life, giving her true freedom from food addiction.

James L. Rubart took the Fiction: Visionary category for his widely acclaimed debut novel Rooms about a young software tycoon who inherits a coastal Oregon home that is really God's physical manifestation of his soul. Rooms also won an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. Publishers Weekly says, "(Rubart's) premise is compelling."

Other B&H finalists in the USA "Best Books 2011" Awards included What Women Fear by Angie Smith (Self Help: Motivational) and current New York Times best sellers The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer (Women's Issues) and The Resolution for Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Randy Alcorn (Parenting/Family: General).

"We're proud of these authors and grateful to be working with them," says B&H vice president of marketing Mary Katharine Hunt. "Their books are making a real difference in readers' lives, and it's an honor to be part of that."

For a complete list of USA "Best Books 2011" Award winners, visit USAbooknews.com.

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of more than 100 mission-minded people with a passion for taking God's Word to the world. B&H exists to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

From its original core of Bibles, textbooks, and reference titles, B&H has blossomed into a major publisher of Christian living, fiction, and academic releases as well as church supplies and extensive digital resources. The company's stable of best-selling authors includes Beth Moore, Henry Blackaby, Priscilla Shirer, Thom S. Rainer, Vicki Courtney, Angie Smith, and Oliver North. Recent releases include New York Times No. 1 bestseller The Love Dare and the award-winning HCSB Study Bible. B&H is also the world's leading trade publisher of Spanish language Bibles.