House of Living Stones, written by Katie Schuermann, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Christy award in the “First Novel” category.

House of Living Stones marks Concordia Publishing House’s return to the adult Christian fiction market after a lengthy hiatus with a beautifully written and incredibly relatable story about small-town life, the dangers of misconceptions, and the power of forgiveness.

House of Living Stones is an absolute delight!” says Richard C. Resch, kantor and professor emeritus at Concordia Theological Seminary. “How refreshing it is to read for pleasure and then find it to be also wonderfully edifying time spent. This is Mitford plus . . . where Schuermann brings the reader into the joys and some serious challenges of a small town.”

Donna Kehoe, executive director of the Christy Awards, states that “the finalists this year represent the widest group of publishers in the history of the awards. Several of the judges commented on the growing diversity and overall excellence of the novels submitted.”

The 2015 Christy Award winners will be announced at a dinner to be held Monday, June 29, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

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