Heather Mascarello, Print Publicity Manager
Westmont, IL—InterVarsity Press was recognized for several outstanding accomplishments at this year’s International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis, MO. The Association of Logos Bookstores, a nonprofit trade association comprised of twenty independent Christian bookstore members, named InterVarsity Press their Vendor of the Year. The annual award recognizes suppliers whose exceptional staff, service and products set them apart. In addition, Noble Marketing salespeople Jerry Gortmaker and David Terry won the Christian Service Award for sales representation. InterVarsity Press is one of several publishers Gortmaker and Terry represent to Christian bookstores.
Pastor and longtime IVP author John Stott won Logos ’s Author of the Year award for his book, Radical Disciple , recognizing him as someone “whose works embody the power of books to change lives.” The Author of the Year award is presented to a living author whose body of work has had a strong influence on the hearts and minds of Christians through his or her many significant titles. Previous winners include Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, Brennan Manning and N. T. Wright.
IVP ’s The Good & Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith won Logos’s Book of the Year award in the Christian Living category. This is the first book in Smith’s bestselling Apprentice Series trilogy, which to date has been used by over 75 churches in the U.S. and aims to help Christians experience life change through spiritual formation.
“Our friends in the Association of Logos Bookstores are book-loving people who care deeply about ideas carefully expressed,” said Jeff Crosby, associate publisher and director of sales and marketing at IVP. “We were delighted that our authors and employees were recognized by booksellers with whom we share a common mission—to impact lives through books.”
Founded in 1947 as an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA , InterVarsity Press serves those in the university, the church and the world by publishing thoughtful Christian books that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of life. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, InterVarsity Press is made up of three lines of books: IVP Academic, which includes texts, commentaries and dictionaries by leading Christian scholars; IVP Books, made up of general titles on a wide variety of topics such as Christian living, prayer and evangelism, and also the Likewise and Formatio imprints; and IVP Connect, comprising over 150 unique Bible study guides, as well as resources for group leaders. InterVarsity Press resources are sold worldwide and have been translated into dozens of languages. Visit InterVarsity Press online at http://www.ivpress.com/.