Christy Award Hall of Fame 2018

Chris is honored to be the 2018 inductee into the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Christy Award Hall of Fame.

Awarded to authors who have received four or more Christy Awards, the Hall of Fame designation is conferred as "the highest author honor of the program, recognizing the author's legacy and contributions to Christian fiction." Five of Chris' novels—Dogwood, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, The Promise of Jesse Woods, and Looking into You—have been recipients of the Christy Award.

Karen Watson, publisher of Tyndale House fiction, stated, "We are always delighted when the excellent work of our authors is recognized. Tyndale's long-term investment in bringing impactful stories and skilled, God-gifted authors to the marketplace is an important part of our mission. Chris Fabry has been an integral part of achieving this mission at Tyndale."

Find out more about the Christy Award Hall of Fame at the Christy Awards website.

What Readers Are Saying . . .

  • "A tale of secrecy, sacrifice and family . . . This poignant story is worth the heartache: Complex and layered, The Promise of Jesse Woods goes beyond a youthful promise to center on a bond renewed by a desire for truth."

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  • "Ultimately a story of love and forgiveness, [Dogwood] should appeal to a wide audience."

    CBA RETAILERS + RESOURCES

  • "A powerful story of faith and the material things people hold dear. . . . This is Fabry's best yet."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on A Piece of the Moon

  • "Fabry's [The Promise of Jesse Woods] could have been too heavy due to the subject matter and the tumultuousness of the time period, but his superior writing skills make it more of a nostalgic, sweet tale. . . . This is a fast-paced read with many endearing characters."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review

  • "Few authors can weave such unique stories with such perfect language. . . . Fabry is an artist with words. All I can say is: Read his novels."

    EXAMINER.COM on June Bug

  • "Solidly literary fiction with deep, flawed characters and beautiful prose, Dogwood also contains a mystery within the story that adds tension and a deepening plot."

    NOVEL REVIEWS

  • "[Fabry's] poignant story is driven by deeply drawn characters who evoke empathy and frustration, compassion and anger. But in the end, the painful labor of rebirth will bring tears of joy!"

    Christine, CBD Fiction Editor, on Looking into You

  • "A character-driven tale of dignity and compassion for those who seem to have lost importance to society . . . this thought-provoking read challenges the prevailing cultural calculations of the value of a person's life."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Every Waking Moment

  • "[June Bug] is a stunning success, and readers will find themselves responding with enthusiastic inner applause."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • "[In this] soul-searching novel of faith, friendship, and promises, Chris Fabry invigorates the small-town lives of three teens in 1970s West Virginia with his exquisite, lyrical writing. . . . A literary delight . . . this novel is worthy of a standing ovation."

    SHELF AWARENESS on The Promise of Jesse Woods