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December 7, 2021

Award Winning Christian Children’s Book Series
Church Dog Earns Highest Honor at Mom Choice Awards

The Church Dog Christian Children’s Book Series has won the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Level Award. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Church Dog is deemed to be among the best children's books for families.


Rev. Dr. William Lewis, Writer/Editor Michele Lewis, Church Dog Author Tracy Mattes, and Church Dog Illustrator Justin Greenly 

Celebration, Fla - The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) has named the Church Dog Christian children's book series among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The first three books in the series to be awarded the distinguished MCA Gold Level Seal of Excellence include "The Church Dog," "Church Dog and the Big, Bad Bug," and "Church Dog and the Invisible Man," written by author Tracy Mattes.


The MCA evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.


"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the MCA. "We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value."



"We are honored to receive this recognition for Church Dog and hope it encourages more families and educators to share these books with their children and students,” Mattes responded. "Most of our customers are moms and families, and we are humbled they chose our books out of so many choices.”


Church Dog invites children of all ages to look at themselves and others through the eyes of a loving God. Each story uses biblical foundations to teach moral lessons about real life issues that children face.


Four more books in the Church Dog series will be released in 2022 along with a children’s song.


Church Dog books can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers. For more information about the Church Dog Christian children's series and where you can purchase the books, visit their website at


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