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The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ has been named the Best Reference Book of the Year (2015) by the Academy of Parish Clergy (APC).

This group gives two “Best Book” awards each year, the Best Book and the Best Reference Book. The Crucifixion is considered a reference book because of its size and density (612 pages of text, plus preface, acknowledgements, and indices); a Best Reference Book is further described by the APC as the best book published in 2015 that every member of the clergy might want to have permanently in his or her reference library.

(The APC Best Book this year is Deborah Hunsinger’s Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Practical Care. This represents a double whammy by Eerdmans Publishing, which published both “Bests.” The awards will be presented at the annual APC conference in Florida in February. APC also selects “Ten Best Books” of the year for clergy, which will be announced on their website.)