About the Awards

The Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives, from cooking and fitness to relationships and mature living. The awards are open to all books written in English and intended for the North American market. The gold, silver and bronze medalists in this year’s Living Now Book Awards offer a list of books representing some of the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards publicize the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.

The awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan. Jenkins Group has been involved in book packaging, marketing and distribution since 1988, and is dedicated to promoting books that improve readers’ lives and bring families together.


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2016 Living Now Awards Evergreen Results

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Three years ago, we launched the Evergreen Book Medals to commemorate world-changing books published since the year 2000. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling lives for ourselves and for the planet, and books are important tools for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves, our loved ones, and for Planet Earth. Divided into five categories, these books are honored for their contributions to positive global change. Here are the Living Now Evergreen Book medalists.


GOLD: Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight, by Aspen Baker (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)


ISBN 978-1626561106 / MORE DETAILS HERE


SILVER: Sing to Me of My Rights, by Henry Howard; edited by Mark Lipman (Vagabond)


ISBN 978-0988502345 / MORE DETAILS HERE


BRONZE: The Idealist: The Story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, by George Hirthler (Ringworks Press)


ISBN 978-0997475906 / MORE DETAILS HERE


GOLD: The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain is Really Like and Why it Matters to Each of Us, by Lynn R. Webster MD (PRA Health Sciences)


ISBN 978-0986140716 / MORE DETAILS HERE


SILVER: What the Fork? The Secret Cause of Disease, by Gina Bonanno-Lemos (360 Health Connection)


ISBN 978-0692639825 / MORE DETAILS HERE


BRONZE: NeuroSlimming: Let Your Brain Change Your Body, by Dr. Helena Popovic (Choose Health)


ISBN 978-0994335708 / MORE DETAILS HERE


GOLD: The Libra Solution: Shedding Excess and Redefining Success at Work and at Home, by Lisa D’Annolfo Levey (Baudin Press)


ISBN 978-0983982609 / MORE DETAILS HERE


SILVER: 21 Ways to Resiliency, by Lauren Monroe Allen (WEBCLIO)


ISBN 978-0991136407 / MORE DETAILS HERE


BRONZE: Tea with Demons: Games of Transformation, by Jean-Claude van Itallie (Haley’s Publishing)


ISBN 978-0989766784 / MORE DETAILS HERE


GOLD: Finding Roses in the Dust: A Journey to a New Perspective, by Erin Brynn (WestBow Press)


ISBN 978-1449795078 / MORE DETAILS HERE


SILVER: Let Your Soul Shine: Reflections on Love and Happiness, by Nancy Marlowe (Hutchinson Press)


ISBN 978-0996614702 / MORE DETAILS HERE


BRONZE: Evolving the Human Race Game: A Spiritual and Soul-Centered Perspective, by Dr. Carroy U. Ferguson (Tate Publishing)


ISBN 978-1629029054 / MORE DETAILS HERE


GOLD: Embracing Nature: Ecology from a Buddhist Perspective, by Venerable Master Hsing Yun (Buddha’s Light Publications)


ISBN 978-1944 271008 / MORE DETAILS HERE


SILVER: Truth in the Rivers, by Bruce Hopkins; watercolors by Howard N. Horii (Ice Cube Press)


ISBN 978-1888160727 / MORE DETAILS HERE


BRONZE: A Farmer’s Alphabet, by Charles Long; illustrated by Christina Allen (Corn Crib Publishing)


ISBN 978-0990768821 / MORE DETAILS HERE