MANILA, Sept. 16, 2016 – Eight (8) outstanding books were awarded Best Books during the Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (CSCBA) ceremony held at the 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) on Sept. 14, 3:00 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Organized by the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI), this annual awards recognize Catholic books in the country, which have best fostered Christian formation and values.
The following books and authors are the 2016 awardees in their respective categories:
- Youth and Children
Hugging the Trees – Russell Molina (The Bookmark, Inc.)
- Family life
How to Avoid Jerks and Jerkettes So you can find God’s best – Bo Sanchez (Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Inc.)
Detox Pitik-bulag Meditation A Thirty Day Spiritual Detoxification – Wilfredo M. Samson, SJ (Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.)
Light Which Dims the Stars A Christian Theology of Creation – Colm McKeating (ST PAULS Publishing)
Indigenous Earth Wisdom A Documentation of the Cosmologies of the Indigenous Peoples of the Cordillera – Judy Cariño-Fangloy, Merci Dulawan, Vicky Macay, Maria Elena Regpala, Lucia Ruiz (Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary)
Thirty Days With Lolo Kiko A Deepening on Pope Francis’ Teachings & Wisdom in his 2015 Pastoral Visit to the Philippines – Bro. Jess N. Matias, OFS (Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.)
Breaking the Bread of the Word A Lectio Divina Approach to the Sunday Liturgy YEAR C – Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang, PDDM (ST PAULS Publishing)
Eukaristia Kapiling si Jesus sa Tuwina – Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, DD (Paulines Publishing House)
10 Years of Serving the Church
Incumbent ACCI president Fr. John Klen Malificiar, SSP explained: “This year’s CSCBA is special because it’s the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. It’s a milestone for the organizers.
We reached ten long years of serving the Catholic Church through the CSCBA by simply acknowledging authors and publishers for continually upholding Christian values in their published materials, which the good Cardinal Sin cherished in his lifetime.”
In memory of a charismatic leader
The Asian Catholic Publishers (ACP), a publishers´ and booksellers´ group, was under the guidance of the late Jaime Cardinal Sin when it was organized in 1988. The following year, ACP organized the Catholic Authors Awards aimed to encourage Catholic writers and publishers to produce quality books, outstanding for their content and presentation.
In 2005, after the passing of Sin, the ACP was relaunched as Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., which revived the awarding of Catholic writers and publications. The annual award was named Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards in memory of Sin, who was known in Philippine history as a charismatic leader of the Filipino people for his instrumental role in the 1986 People Power Revolution. (Carl Jamie Simple S. Bordeos/CBCPNews)