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David Beckmann’s ‘Exodus from Hunger’ Receives Multiple Prestigious Awards

Washington, DC, July 6, 2011

Religious writers and publishers have honored Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger, by David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and 2010 World Food Prize laureate.

Exodus from Hunger received Silver Place by the ForeWord Reviews book of the year awards in the religion category. The Religion News Writers Association (RNA) named it an honorable mention in the nonfiction religion book of the year contest.

 “I am deeply honored by this recognition of my work,” said Beckmann.  “I hope people of faith will be moved by the book and learn how they can put their faith into action to muster the political will to end hunger in our lifetime.” 

In Exodus from Hunger, Beckmann examines the causes of hunger, presents case studies of countries that have made great strides in feeding their citizens, and puts a human face on the problem. He admits that ending world hunger can feel overwhelming, but lays out a workable plan for effectively using political channels to make progress and change the policies that underpin pervasive hunger and poverty.  

ForeWord’s book of the year awards represent the best independently published books from 2010. Winners in 60 categories—selected by a panel of librarians and bookseller judges—were announced at the American Library Association conference in June.   RNA judges generally select 10 finalists and three top winners, depending on the number of entries. 

Exodus from Hunger  includes an endorsement from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a foreword from Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

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