Books by fifteen Ave Maria Press authors are finalists for the 2021 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers.

Fourteen books are included as finalists in seven categories. They are:

•    La Biblia, Rafael Ramírez, Spanish books;
•    Earth, Our Original Monastery, Christine Valters Paintner, spirituality;
•    A Feast for Hungry Souls, Susan Muto, theology;
•    Sex and the Spiritual Life, Patricia Cooney Hathaway, theology;
•    Teachings for an Unbelieving World, St. John Paul II, theology;
•    Living Memento Mori, Emily M. DeArdo, general interest;
•    The Caregiver’s Companion, Debra Kelsey-Davis and Kelly Johnson, general interest
•    When a Loved One Dies by Suicide, Deacon Ed Shoener and Most Rev. John P. Dolan, general interest;
•    Be Devoted, Bob Schuchts, inspirational;
•    Let Go of Anger and Stress!, Gary Zimak, inspirational;
•    Awaken My Heart, Emily Wilson Hussem, prayer;
•    Bless Us, O Lord, Robert M. Hamma, prayer;
•    Surrender All, Jen Norton, prayer; and
•    Responding to Suicide, Shoener and Dolan, resources for ministry.

First-, second-, and third-place winners for each category will be announced in June. A resource of the year will be named from among the first-place finishers in the fourteen overall book and music categories. There are ninety-five finalists representing eighteen Catholic publishers among the finalists.

See the complete list of finalists on the ACP website.