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Two Christian Reformed writers were recently recognized at the Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards 2009.

Robert VanderVennen, a member of Grace CRC in Scarborough, Ontario, won an Award of Merit (second place) in the Leadership/Theoretical category for his book A University for the People: A History of the Institute for Christian Studies.

Rev. Peter Slofstra, pastor of Hope Fellowship CRC in Courtice, Ontario, received an Award of Merit for In Tandem: A Sea to Sea Cycling Odyssey, in the Independently Published Nonfiction category.

Slofstra’s book is an adventure narrative about the CRC’s 2005 Canadian Sea to Sea bike tour.

—Sophie Vandenberg

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