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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2020 Living Now Book Awards Results

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Now, maybe more than most have seen in their lifetimes, we feel like we are living in constant chaos. We are all trying to deal with the “new normal” and uncertainty in many areas, including politics. So, how do we all cope and find balance? As they often do, books can provide the answers.

Living Now Book Award winners are life-changing books so needed in these times. This year’s winners offer bravery in the face of hate, both spiritual and political roadmaps for the United States, and ways to find calm and balance beyond meditation.

Winners The Worst First Day, about Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine, and Home Now, about the surprising refugee haven of Lewiston, ME, show how far America has come while also showing how tenuous acceptance still is today. Marianne Williamson, Jack Jenkins, and Jim Wallis offer books exploring the spiritual crisis facing America and urge for a move back to love, compassion, and progress. Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders, by Angelou Ezeilo with Nick Chiles encourages the growth of a new generation of leaders who will come from all walks of life and backgrounds. 

We all need help with the everyday sometimes, too. Winners offer tips for modern leadership and personal relationships. Both cookbook categories are filled with farm fresh, whole food simplicity for better living. There are also books that offer advice on how to find balance through drawing, astrology, and even home design.

Check out the complete list of winners for books from some of the best thinkers of our time. They offer guidance to help you through these trying times.