Wheaton, IL (December 30, 2011)—Crossway is pleased to announce that Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian received the 2012 Christianity Today Book Award in the category of Christian Living on December 29, 2011. The 390 titles submitted by 52 publishers were narrowed down to 12 winners.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything is the equation that changed Tchividjian’s life during his most difficult season of ministry—shortly after taking over for D. James Kennedy at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Tchividjian turned to scripture, specifically the book of Colossians, and realized his utter bankruptcy apart from Christ. As he clung to Jesus, this discouraged pastor experienced how the gospel frees believers from the pressure to perform, their addiction to being liked, and the slavery of self-righteousness.
Tchividjian calls readers to rediscover the gospel and continually reorient their lives around Jesus. “Tchividjian diagnoses how and why Christians form gospels to suit themselves,” writes CT Associate Editor Matt Reynolds. “Prepare to be exposed and counseled into a true recovering of the gospel.”
Tempted and Tried by Russell Moore received a Christianity Today Award of Merit in the category of Christian Living and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? by C. John Collins received an Award of Merit in the category of Biblical Studies.