2015 evergreen & mind-body-spirit winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Living Now Book Awards!

Below you will find the winners of the Mind-Body-Spirit honors, followed by the Evergreen medalists.


Each year, we recognize a few outstanding books that exemplify the spirit of the Living Now Awards. Listed below are this year's selections in the categories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. All three receive a gold medal. 




The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art, by Erwin Raphael McManus (HarperOne)








When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images, by Cortney Davis (Kent State University Press)






The Earthen Vessel: Poems of Yoga and Meditation, by Monty Brower (Urthona Arts) 




evergreen winners

Evergreen Medal for World Peace

GOLD: The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (HarperOne)



SILVER: The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story, by Sandra Moore; illustrated by Kazumi Wilds (Tuttle Publishing)



BRONZE: The Skin I’m In, by Natalie K. Carricarte; illustrated by Neville Hidalgo (Tickle Me)



Evergreen Medal for Health and Wellness

GOLD: Come Back Strong, by Eileen McGuire Whaley (Self-Published)



SILVER: A Touching Good-Bye: The Gentle Use of Jin Shin Jyutsu® At Times of Critical Illness, by Judith B. Andry, M.Ed. (Ampersand Inc.)



BRONZE: 101+ Secrets from Nutrition School That You Need to Know, by Lynne Dorner (Aware of This)


Evergreen Medal for Personal Growth

GOLD: This Life is Joy: Discovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and Happily, by Roger Teel (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin)



SILVER: The Dear One Letters: A Path to Growing as a Human and Evolving as a Soul, by Dr. Connie Numbers (Two Harbors Press)



BRONZE (tie): Autism: A Dad’s Journey, by Luis M. Bayardo (Mercury HeartLink)  



Dadprovement: A Journey from Careerist to Adoptive Father to a Real Husband and Dad, by Patrick R. Riccards (Turning Stone Press)


Evergreen Medal for Spiritual Leadership

GOLD: Where Is the Way: Humanistic Buddhism for Everyday Life, by Venerable Master Hsing Yun (Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center)



SILVER: The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, by Dallas Willard (HarperOne)



BRONZE: Living in Light, Love & Truth: Change Your Life Positively, by Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos (Balboa Press)


Evergreen Medal for Nature Conservation

GOLD: Singapore’s Splendour: Life on the Edge, by Chua Ee-Kiam (Simply Green)



SILVER: Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages, by Joseph Cornell (Crystal Clarity Publishers)



BRONZE: Adventures in Yellowstone: The Land of Curiosities, Book 1, by Deanna Neil (The EcoSeekers)