New Hope® Publishers is excited to announce Kathi Macias’s Silver Scroll award for fiction for the title Return to Christmas. Part of New Hope Publishers missional fiction line, Return to Christmas, focuses on veterans and children who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attachment disorder. Kathi Macias invites readers to this page-turner by blending relationships and worlds and bringing awareness to ministry opportunities to often-overlooked groups. This bridge-building work helps readers understand these complex issues in an everyday context.

Sarah Doss, managing editor of New Hope Publishers, remarked, “We couldn’t be more proud of our author and friend Kathi Macias. The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association’s Silver Scroll Merit Award for Fiction comes to Kathi in recognition not only of her great talent, but also her willingness to tackle the difficult and relevant topics of today’s culture, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, through a gospel-centered lens. We are grateful to partner with an author who uses her artistry to illustrate the redemption that God can bring in even the toughest of circumstances.”

The mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing division for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).