Foreword INDIES 2019 Finalists Announced

March 20, 2020


GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kregel Publications is pleased to announce that four titles have been recognized as finalists in the twenty-second annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

The nonfiction title The Works of His Hands by Sy Garte was recognized, alongside fiction titles A Cross to Kill by Andrew Huff, My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt, and Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. After more than two thousand individual titles spread across fifty-five genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword's editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians--representing Foreword's readership--from across the country.

"In an ever-changing, sometimes difficult world, fiction expands our horizons and our ability to connect to, understand, and empathize with those around us," says Kregel editor Janyre Tromp. "Fiction is one of few safe places available for us to struggle through difficult issues. Kregel is dedicated to excellence in all fiction genres, and we are thrilled to have our program recognized with three of our novels selected as finalists for the INDIE award."

Winners in each genre--along with Editor's Choice Prize winners and Foreword's INDIE Publisher of the Year--will be announced June 17, 2020.


Kregel Publications in an evangelical Christian publisher that aims to develop and distribute--with integrity and excellence--trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ.