July 10, 2013
On May 30th, Volume II of the Spanish-language edition of Paramahansa Yogananda’s The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You was honored with the first-place award for Best Religious Book at the 15th annual International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) in New York City. Of significance, the first volume of this three-volume edition in Spanish received the first-place award in the same category in last year’s ILBA competition.
At the same event, the Portuguese-language edition of Sri Daya Mata’s Only Love received the first-place award for Best Book—Nonfiction in that language. Other awards included honorable mentions for Paramahansaji’s The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, Volume II in the categories of Best Spiritual/New Age Book and Best Nonfiction Book Translation—English to Spanish.
In the ILBA ceremony, which took place before a capacity crowd at the Instituto Cervantes in midtown Manhattan, 190 authors and publishers were honored for achievements in Latino literature. These awards are an international event, with authors and publishers participating from across the USA, South and Central America, Europe, and other countries throughout the world.