Editor Jackie Harris and Amy Boucher Pye presented the award and are pictured with Catherine (centre) and Jenny Muscat and Tony Collins from Monarch publications at the awards ceremony held at the Christian Suppliers' Retreat at The Hayes conference centre in Swanwick last week (13 September 2017).

Catherine says: “I had absolutely no expectation that my book would go any further than the Top 10 shortlist. I’m still in shock, but over the moon that ladies took the time to vote for a little book that God has used to encourage and bless many people, especially when life is tough.

“Thank you Woman Alive for such an honour. Thank you ladies for voting. And thank you God for allowing me to put the words on paper – the rest I leave with you.”