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Australian Christian Book of the Year

2021 Australian Christian Book of the Year Shortlist

It is always exciting to see some of the excellent Australian authorship being published.

Every year this award not only encourages the publishing of Australian Christian voices but also gives a higher profile to the cream of the crop.

The following ten titles have been shortlisted for the

2021 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.

Abundance Andrew Lansdown




Being the Bad Guys Stephen McAlpine






The Good Sporting Life Stephen Liggins



Healing Lives Sue Williams




How to Talk About Jesus (Without Being That Guy) Sam Chan




I Want to Fix Ears Graeme Clark



Jesus Through Muslim Eyes Richard Shumack



Judging the Macquaries John Harris



Talking Sex by the Book Patricia Weerakoon



Western Fundamentalism Gordon Menzies


Australian Christian Book of the Year Award Judges


Greg Clarke has a doctorate in modern literature and long experience in publishing, academia and Christian mission. He was Group CEO of Bible Society Australia from 2010 to 2019. Greg enjoys exploring the connections between Christianity and culture and is the author of the 2014 Australian Christian Book of the Year, The Great Bible Swindle. Greg and his family are members of St Mark’s Anglican Church in Darling Point, Sydney.


Stu Cameron is the CEO and Superintendent Minister of Wesley Mission. Stu qualified as an accountant and worked as a systems analyst before being ordained in the Uniting Church in 2004. He served for over 14 years as Lead Minister for Newlife Church in Queensland. Stu is an entrepreneur, advocate, popular speaker and long-suffering supporter of the Adelaide Crows. Stu and his wife Sue have two adult children and a spoiled dog called Splash.


Judith Nichols has four children and fourteen grandchildren. She has a doctorate in classics and ancient history and qualifications in theology, missiology, education and linguistics. Judith and her late husband Tony ministered together in Indonesia, with Indigenous Australians at Nungalinya College and trained missionary candidates. She coordinates women’s ministry at Dalkeith Anglican Church, Perth.


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