Abingdon Press Presents James W. Moore Award to Jessica LaGrone
Nashville, July 14—Abingdon Press, the trade imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, announced today that the James W. Moore Award for Inspirational Writing will be presented to the Reverend Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary, for her book The Rewritten Life: When God Changes Your Story (Abingdon Press, 2017). The $2500 award honors longtime Abingdon Press author James W. Moore, an anchor in the inspirational category for almost thirty years.
The prize is awarded to an author whose work demonstrates the qualities that distinguish Jim Moore’s writing: reaching deep into the spiritual and emotional center of people’s lives; demonstrating the challenge, the hope, and the consolation, and the Good News of scripture; offering a sense of purpose, confidence, and comfort to the reader in an engaging and appealing style.
“This is an incredible gift and honor,” said LaGrone, calling Moore “an inspiration for many years in my writing and ministry, and especially in his character and love for people.”
Jim Moore, longtime pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, has written more than forty books for Abingdon Press. His first book, Seizing the Moments, was a Guideposts main selection when it was published in 1988. His best-selling title to date is Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses, and his most recent book is All I Want for Christmas, published in 2016.