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Kubicki and Haw Honored with 2013 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards

May 20, 2013

Ave Maria Press is delighted to announce that two books—A Heart on Fire by James Kubicki, S.J., and From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart by Chris Haw—have won third-place ACP Excellence in Publishing awards in the categories of Prayer & Spirituality and Biography.

The Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing awards seek to recognize the best in Catholic publishing. The winners were announced today and will be formally awarded next week at the 2013 Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit in St. Charles, IL.

Read ACP's full announcement, including the list of other award-winning titles.

About James Kubicki, S.J.

Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., is president of St. Francis Mission on South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, the oldest Jesuit mission among the Lakota Sioux. He previously served as the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer (now the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network). Kubicki entered the Society of Jesus in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. He has served the Jesuits in numerous capacities including, vocations, priestly formation, and deacon and lay ministry formation.

He is the author of A Heart on Fire and A Year of Daily Offerings. Kubicki is a popular conference speaker, retreat director, and parish mission speaker.

About Chris Haw

Chris Haw is a husband, father, carpenter, potter, adjunct professor at Cabrini College, and founder of Camden Houses, an intentional community. Raised in Chicago’s northern suburbs, Haw was baptized Catholic but joined Willow Creek Community Church as a teenager. Here he met and became friends with Shane Claiborne; the two would later become leaders in the New Monasticism movement along with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

He earned his double bachelor’s degree in theology and sociology from Eastern University and his master’s degree in theology and religious studies from Villanova. Upon returning from studies in Belize, Haw started an intentional community in an economically devastated section of Camden, New Jersey, which operates in partnership with Sacred Heart Church. This connection fostered Haw’s reassessment of his own faith and in 2006 he returned to the Catholic Church. In 2008 he cowrote Jesus for President with Shane Claiborne. He has been interviewed by Christianity Today, Sojourner's, CNN, and Al-Jazeera.

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