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Regent Writers Shortlisted for 2014 Word Guild Awards

May 05, 2014

The Word Guild has announced its shortlist for the 2014 Word Awards and, like previous years, there are a number of Regent faculty and alumni who made the list.

In the Book-Academic category, Regent professor Hans Boersma was nominated for Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa (Oxford University Press), while James M. Houston, emeritus professor and founding principal of Regent College, is nominated for For Christ and His Kingdom: Inspiring a New Generation (Regent College Publishing).

Regent alumna and A Rocha worker Leah Kostamo received media attention earlier this year for her book Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community (Cascade Books) when Margaret Atwood gave it accolades here. Planted is nominated in both the Book-Culture and Book-Life Stories categories.

Musician and writer Carolyn Arends, who just graduated with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent, was nominated in a Column-Series for her articles "The Trouble With Cussing Christians" and "You Probably Won't Be Sent to Egypt".

The Word Awards are designed to raise the profile of Christian Canadian writers and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence. The awards are sponsored by the Word Guild and are given in 28 categories to Christian Canadian writers who affirm The Apostles' Creed. On June 11th at a black-tie gala in Mississauga, Ontario, The Word Guild will present these top awards, rewarding the best in writing published by Canadian Christians during 2013.

Regent College congratulates all the nominees and looks forward to hearing the results on June 11.

View all the nominees at

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