Finalists 2008

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, in conjunction with Dickinson Press as a sponsor, began the ECPA | dp Book Cover Award program in 2007 to educate, promote and recognize superior cover design in the Christian publishing industry. The program was built on the foundational RESEARCH of the Research Institute for Social Change [RISC] which measures consumer buying motivations and expands on the direct relationship between cover design and book sales. Book covers were judged by how well their design elements match characteristics of their intended audience.

The 2008 ECPA/Dickinson Press Book Cover Award Finalists in each of the award categories are:

Best Cover from a Mid-Sized Publisher (101-250 titles annually)

  • Faith to Faith

    Faith to Faith

    Author: Dan Scott

    Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

    Designer: Left Coast Design

  • O2


    Author: Richard Dahlstrom

    Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

    Designer: Abris

  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

    On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

    Author: Andrew Peterson

    Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

    Designer: Mark D. Ford, Sr. Art Director | illustrated by Justin Gerard

Best Cover from a Large Publisher (251+ titles published annually)

  • Adam


    Author: Ted Dekker

    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

    Designer: Tim Green, The DesignWorks Group | Mark Ross, Art Director

  • The Domino Effect

    The Domino Effect: Falling Forward into the Story of Good and Evil

    Author: Chad Brooks, Chad Norris and Dave Rhodes

    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc., Wayfarer Ministries

    Designer: Blake Berg | Julie Faires, Art Director

  • unchristian


    Author: David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

    Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

    Designer: FiveStone, LLC

Best Cover from a Small-Sized Publisher (1-100 titles annually)

  • Francis Schaeffer

    Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life

    Author: Colin Duriez

    Publisher: Crossway Books & Bibles

    Designer: Chris Tobias

  • Preaching as Art

    Preaching as Art

    Author: Darius L. Salter

    Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City

    Designer: J.R. Caines

  • Red Letters

    Red Letters

    Author: Tom Davis

    Publisher: David C. Cook

    Designer: David Uttley, The DesignWorks Group

  • Zora and Nicky

    Zora and Nicky

    Author: Claudia Mair Burney

    Publisher: David C. Cook

    Designer: Jason Gabbert, The DesignWorks Group


  • The Literary Study Bible

    The Literary Study Bible

    Author: Leland Ryken and Philip Graham Ryken

    Publisher: Crossway Books & Bibles

    Designer: Josh Dennis

  • Urban Devotional Bible

    Urban Devotional Bible

    Author: Dr. Michael Reynolds, Senior General Editor

    Publisher: Crossway Books & Bibles

    Designer: Amy Bristow

  • The Voice of Hebrews

    The Voice of Hebrews

    Author: Greg Garrett and David Capes (creators)

    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc

    Designer: Scott Lee | Art Director, Mark Cowden