Congratulations to Anna McGahan!

Anna’s book, Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body, Born Again, has been announced as a finalist in the annual Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian Book Awards.

Presented annually, this international Christian Book Award program honours the ‘best of the year’ in 12 categories. Anna’s book is one of five finalists chosen in the Biography and Memoir category.

The winner in each category will be announced on May 5 in a free online broadcast. More information can be found here.

McGahan thrilled her ‘radical story’ has been honoured in global book award

Ann Lim, Eternity, 7 April 2020

‘Australian actress and author Anna McGahan has delightedly hailed the news that her memoir Metanoia has been nominated for a ECPA Christian Book Award, which recognises the highest quality Bibles and Christian books published each year.

In a video recorded from her home soon after the birth of her second child, McGahan says she hopes the nomination will bring her “radical story” of a life changed by God to new audiences.


“These are global awards and I’m with authors that I’ve admired and read for a very long time and it’s such a thrill that this small story, this small life, all the way from Australia – the story of a woman and her body and the God that redeemed both of those things – could find resonance in that type of a line-up is incredibly humbling to me,” she says.

“And it really has always been my hope that this book, because it is a radical story, could have a radical impact, could communicate the wildness of God, especially the God that pursues, the God that pursues those that are considered the least likely to fit into his kingdom.”

McGahan, who is best known for her work in UnderbellyPicnic at Hanging Rock and 100 Bloody Acres, says the impact the book has had has been amazing for her as a writer. She has heard stories “of people, men and women of many different ages, coming not only into a place of coming face to face with their own holy bodies but exploring this idea, sometimes for the first time, that there might be a God that loves them, that there might be a G