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NavPress author Rod Wilson wins Word Award for “Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More.”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—September 28, 2023—Rod Wilson, former president of Regent College, has received a Word Award for his book Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More. (NavPress, 2022). The Word Awards honor “the Best of Canadian Christian Writing,” and award recipients for works published in 2022 were announced on September 19.

The Word Awards, presented by The Word Guild, “recognize the work of Canadian writers who are Christian . . . to make Christian writing in Canada the very best it can be.” Wilson’s book won in the Instructional category and also received an award of merit in the Christian Living—Personal Growth category.

In his book Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More., Wilson instructs “How to Change the World with 3 Sacred Sayings.” He contends that these three simple phrases heal relationships, strengthen connection, and have the power to change the world. He explains how they can help us become better people, friends, partners, employees, neighbors, and global citizens. He counsels that having been brought up on rugged individualism, we often slip into self-centeredness and a corresponding sense of entitlement and have lost the ability to speak with gentleness toward one another. He asserts that we have replaced kind words that connect us to one another with ones that divide, isolate, and hurt. Everywhere we turn, there is deep conflict.

In this simple yet profound book, clinical psychologist Rod Wilson introduces readers to the sacredness of these familiar but forgotten sayings and the powerful impact they have on our relationships.

“Like Rod himself, Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More. is a delight,” said NavPress publisher David Zimmerman. “Brief, brisk, thoughtful, gracious—Rod packed a lot of insight into his little book. We’re pleased but not surprised to see him receive this recognition.”

NavPress is a business ministry of The Navigators. With a rich catalog of bestselling books, discipleship resources, and The Message® Bible, NavPress supports readers as they know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same.®  Since 2014 NavPress has been in a publishing alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, one of the largest independently owned Christian publishers in the world. NavPress resources are sold, distributed, and marketed worldwide through Tyndale House Publishers.

The Word Awards were established by The Word Guild to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. For more information about The Word Guild please visit  You can see the complete list of winners for The 2023 Word Awards at