Top Ten Books of 2010

The following awards were made at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Parish Clergy, February 15-17, 2011, at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, in Oviedo, Florida.

The Academy of Parish Clergy gives the Book of the Year Award to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year. The 2011 Book of the Year Award, for the top book for parish ministry published in 2010, is awarded to:
Building Cultures of Trust, by Martin E. Marty (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)

In addition, the 2011 Reference Book of the Year Award, for the top reference book for parish ministry published in 2010, is given to:
Mark from Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series, by William C. Placher (Westminster John Knox Press)
This award was accepted posthumously by Placher's friend and colleague, Dr. Raymond B. Williams, faculty emeritus of Wabash College's religion department.

In addition to the Book of the Year, the Academy selected the following books as the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2010:
A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith, by Brian D. McLaren (HarperOne)
Death and Afterlife: A Theological Introduction, by Terence Nichols (Brazos Press)
Hannah’s Child: A Theological Memoir, by Stanley Hauerwas (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)
Listening to Children of the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture, by Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May (Baker)
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (HarperOne)
Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up In Christ, by Eugene Peterson (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)
Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God’s Presence, by Stanley P. Saunders (Westminster John Knox Press)
Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation, by Carol Howard Merritt (Alban Institute)
Through Their Eyes: A People’s View of the Global Church, by F. Dean Leuking (Tyra Books)