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David Kitz Wins Canada’s Largest Christian Literary Award

David Kitz AwardA local Orleans other, who was featured on the Wednesday Bookmark in February, has recently won Canada's largest Christian literary award for the same devotional book Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer, Volume I!

In fact, Kitz took home two prizes. His book won in the devotional/inspirational category, but then went on to win the overall grand prize.

The Grace Irwin Prize is Canada’s largest literary award for writers who are Christian. It celebrates the best book published in the associated year by a Canadian author who writes from a Christian worldview. Each year, all shortlisted books entered in the Word Awards are automatically considered for the Grace Irwin Prize.

During this secondary stage of competition, independent judges determine the winner of the Grace Irwin Prize. The prize is presented at the Word Awards Gala to the author of what judges deem is the year’s most outstanding book. Kitz expressed surprise at the double win, "I thought my book might win in the devotional/inspirational category. But never in my wildest dreams, with so many worthy entries, across multiple genres, did I imagine winning the Best Book of the Year Award. I’m deeply humbled and honoured."

Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer; Volume I by Elk Lake Publishing is the first book in a three volume set. The three volumes take you through all 150 Psalms in the Bible with a devotional reading for every day of the year.

In his endorsement of David Kitz’s trilogy, internationally renowned author and humorist Phil Callaway states, “I'm not certain I'd be alive without the Psalms. While my wife was losing her family to Huntington's disease we lived in its inspiring pages. We still do. David's devotional is a welcome companion on this journey, particularly for those needing a fresh shot of hope.”

During trying times such as these with a raging pandemic and political angst, perhaps we all need a fresh shot of hope.

Replay Brock's interview with David Kitz, below.

Purchase Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer, Volume I, here.
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