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July 01, 2016

Hour 1: Summer Reading

If you're looking for some great ideas for fiction reading this summer, don't miss Friday's Chris Fabry Live! The Christy Awards were announced this past Monday and Chris caught up with the winners from 10 different categories. Hear about the stories and what generated the winning ideas. Plus, each guest will suggest a book THEY are taking to the beach this summer. It's a perfect start to July—the summer reading edition of Chris Fabry Live

Download the full list: 2016 Christy Awards and Beach Reads

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Hour 2: More Summer Reading

We continue our conversation with the 2016 Christy Award winners. If you're looking to add to your summer reading list, don't miss Friday's Chris Fabry Live.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Donna Kehoe

Donna Kehoe

Donna Kehoe is administrator of the Christy Awards.
Rachel Hauck
Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist, and author of the Christy Award-winning novel The Wedding Chapel.
Beth K. Vogt
Beth K. Vogt

Beth K. Vogt

An established magazine writer and editor, Beth K. Vogt now writes inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there is more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us. She is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle and Downfall, and the Christy Award-winning novel Twisted Innocence, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles and the Restoration Series.
Cathy Gohlke
Cathy Gohlke

Cathy Gohlke

Cathy Gohlke is author of the Christy Award-winning novel Secrets She Kept and has had her writing featured in the books of Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul and My Turn to Care: Affirmations for Caregivers of Aging Parents, as well as in magazines like Woman's World. Cathy lives in Elkton, Md., with her husband.
Lisa Wingate
Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the author of twenty-five novels who has been selected among Booklist's Top 10 for two consecutive years. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol Award nominee, a multiple Christy Award nominee, a two-time Carol Award winner, and a 2015 RT Booklovers Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner for mystery/suspense. She has two sons.
Susan Anne Mason
Susan Anne Mason

Susan Anne Mason

Susan Anne Mason's historical novel Irish Meadows won a 2016 Christy Award and the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. A member of ACFW, as well, she lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is the author of over a dozen novels, including the Christy Award-winning Luther and Katharina and 2014 Carol Award-winning A Noble Groom. She received a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and a master's from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five children.
Rachelle Dekker
Rachelle Dekker

Rachelle Dekker

The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She is author of the Christy Award-winning novel The Choosing and writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair.
Jim Rubart
Jim Rubart

Jim Rubart

James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul's Gate, Memory's Door, Spirit Bridge and the 2016 Christy Award Book of the Year, The Five Times I Met Myself. Jim lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest.

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Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live®, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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Chris Fabry Live® is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian man and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live® challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.