Joyce Meyer Wins Best Children’s Book by Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

Joyce expresses her gratitude, "because this topic is so important."

Staff Writer
When Worry Whispers book with pencils and toys around it

Fenton, MO.– Joyce Meyer’s latest children’s book, When Worry Whispers, won the children’s book category for the 2024 Christian Book Award program during the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Leadership Summit held earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois. The Christian Book Award program has recognized the “best of the year” in Christian literature since 1978.

Joyce Meyer expressed her gratitude to the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for receiving this prestigious award among so many noteworthy titles. “This award means a lot to me because this topic is so important,” said Joyce Meyer. “This book teaches kids that it’s okay to be nervous and that even when they feel scared, they can still do it afraid because God is always with them!”

“It’s always a joy to come together as a creative community to celebrate excellence in Christian publishing,” stated Jeff Crosby, ECPA president. “In their own distinctive ways, these books have made significant contributions in advancing Christian faith, practice, and understanding in a variety of genres. We extend our congratulations to each of the winning authors and publishers.”

When Worry Whispers, written by NY Times bestselling author and Bible teacher, Joyce Meyer, was illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski, and distributed by WorthyKids, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The book was named one of 65 finalists among 12 book and Bible categories, as well as the work of 34 Christian publishers and imprints.

According to its website, the Christian Book Award® program has recognized the highest quality in Christian books since 1978. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design and impact, the Christian Book Awards are the oldest and among the most prestigious awards in religious publishing.

Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that its members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.

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About Joyce Meyer Ministries Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri that is focused on reaching people for Christ worldwide. Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life program is broadcast on TV, radio and online to millions in 109 languages. And the ministry’s outreach arm, Hand of Hope, provides humanitarian relief through its hundreds of global outreaches. In 2023, JMM served more than 22 million meals through feeding centers in 26 countries, provided free medical care to over 41,475 people in multiple nations, and reached hundreds of thousands of others through disaster relief and humanitarian crisis intervention efforts, funded fresh water well projects and continue to rescue and restore women and girls from human trafficking. Locally, JMM operates the St. Louis Dream Center, an inner-city church and outreach center committed to improving the quality of life for thousands of inner-city children and families living in low-income neighborhoods of North St. Louis. For more information, please visit our website.

When Worry Whispers

When Worry Whispers