IVP contracts leadership book with president emeritus of World Vision US

IVP contracts leadership book with president emeritus of World Vision US WESTMONT, IL—Richard Stearns, president emeritus of World Vision US and the author of The Hole in Our Gospel, has signed a contract with InterVarsity Press for a leadership book that will release in 2021. Stearns was the longest-serving president in World Vision’s history from 1998–2018. He joined World Vision US to follow what he felt was a distinct call from God on his life, leaving a corporate career that included…

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IVP to serve as premiere publishing partner for online educational platform

IVP to serve as premiere publishing partner for online educational platform WESTMONT, IL — InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Seminary Now (www.seminarynow.com), a subscription-based educational platform that gives pastors and lay church leaders access to video courses and certification programs from leading teachers and seminaries. As a way to continue extending its reach into the higher education marketplace and create new forms of content to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers, IVP will be the premiere…

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IVP releases book by United States presidential candidate

IVP releases book by United States presidential candidate On Tuesday, November 5, InterVarsity Press will be launching its first book by a United States independent presidential candidate. Mark Charles, and coauthor Soong-Chan Rah, will be releasing Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. A recent Publishers Weekly starred review described the book this way: “This sobering critique presents a disturbing yet welcome analysis of how the Doctrine of Discovery has split American church and society along racial lines, and…

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ECPA board chair Byron Williamson transitions out of role

ECPA board chair Byron Williamson transitions out of role ECPA announces board reassignments:  Jeff Crosby to fulfill chair term ECPA board chair Byron Williamson has decided to transition out of Hachette | Nashville, effective October 1. “I’m blessed in almost every way possible, among them the opportunity to serve on the board at least four times through decades past,” said Williamson. One year ago, Hachette acquired Worthy Publishing, founded by Williamson in 2009. ECPA president Stan Jantz remarked, “I have…

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IVP announces personnel changes for future growth and initiatives

IVP announces personnel changes for future growth and initiatives WESTMONT, IL – Over the past two fiscal years IVP has seen a 27 percent increase in sales. In a recent Publishers Weekly article, IVP Publisher Jeff Crosby explained the growth: “It has not been a single book nor a single customer; not a single segment or single new strategy; not the addition of one or two new team members or author acquisitions. Instead, it has been the accumulation of many years of…

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IVP announces new branding, logo redesigns

IVP announces new branding, logo redesigns WESTMONT, IL—As it nears its seventy-fifth year of publishing, IVP is pleased to announce a brand and logo redesign to carry them into the next decade. With this redesign, IVP desired to celebrate their legacy while also leading the way in beauty and relevance within the publishing field. IVP’s current branding and logo have been in place since 2006, and after gathering feedback from over four hundred fans, the creative team at IVP updated…

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InterVarsity Press to publish Alabaster Devotional Series: Study Bibles for an Instagram generation

InterVarsity Press to publish Alabaster Devotional Series: Study Bibles for an Instagram generation WESTMONT, IL—Brian Chung and Bryan Ye-Chung of Alabaster Co. have signed a contract to partner with InterVarsity Press (IVP) on the Alabaster Devotional series—a version of their widely praised Alabaster Bible set, originally launched through a Kickstarter campaign in 2016. Chung and Ye-Chung got their start in ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVP’s parent organization) and were inspired by fellow staffer and author James Choung. His book Real Lifepredicts the…

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Three IVP titles chosen as Finalists for the 2019 Christian Book Award® program

Three IVP titles chosen as Finalists for the 2019 Christian Book Award® program WESTMONT, IL—The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) selected three InterVarsity Press titles as finalists for its 2019 Christian Book Award® program. The books include Last Call for Liberty by Os Guinness, Becoming Dallas Willard by Gary Moon and Window on the World by Molly Wall and Jason Mandryk. ECPA named sixty-four finalists in twelve categories. The titles represent the industry’s best books and Bibles of the year in Christian Living, Faith & Culture,…

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Three IVP titles named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalists

Three IVP titles named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalistsWESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press (IVP) is pleased to announce that three IVP titles have been recognized as finalists in the twenty-first annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreward Magazine Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2018. After more than two thousand individual titles…

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Three InterVarsity Press titles chosen as Outreach magazine’s Resources of the Year

Three InterVarsity Press titles chosen as Outreach magazine’s Resources of the Year WESTMONT, IL— Outreach magazine named three InterVarsity Press titles as Outreach Resources of the Year, with four additional books making the short list for the Also Recommended resource in its category. The Outreach Resources of the Year aim to highlight valuable resources for church leaders and bring deserved attention to resources that can help churches better engage in effective outreach to share the gospel and reach communities for Christ. More than 170 resources published between November…

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Four InterVarsity Press titles chosen as Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year

Four InterVarsity Press titles chosen as Outreach Magazine’s Resources of the Year WESTMONT, IL— Outreach magazine named four InterVarsity Press titles as Outreach Resources of the Year, with four additional books making the short list for the Also Recommended resource in its category. Outreach received close to 170 submissions with release dates between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. Those submissions were divided into twelve categories and panelists were selected for each category. Each panelist chose one Resource of the Year, with some providing Also…

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James W. Sire, “A keystone in the intellectual renewal of evangelicalism,” dies

James W. Sire, “A keystone in the intellectual renewal of evangelicalism,” dies WESTMONT, IL— James W. Sire, longtime editorial director at InterVarsity Press (IVP), prolific author, and groundbreaking apologist, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 6, 2018, at the age of eighty-four. Sire was a renaissance man of publishing. Not only did he author over twenty books, but his thirty-year career at IVP also included contracting and developing works by Francis Schaeffer, Os Guinness, Calvin Miller, Rebecca Manley Pippert, J. I. Packer, John…

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Ed Stetzer inks two-book deal with InterVarsity Press

Ed Stetzer inks two-book deal with InterVarsity Press WESTMONT, IL— Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center and the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, will publish two books with InterVarsity Press on the past, present, future, and trends of evangelicalism. The first book is set to release in the spring of 2019. “Ed Stetzer is one of the church’s most perceptive thought leaders today,” said Al Hsu, senior editor for IVP Books….

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IVP announces Art Director and Academic Marketing Manager

IVP announces Art Director and Academic Marketing Manager WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce the appointments of David Fassett to art director and Jeff Gissing to academic marketing manager. Fassett joined IVP as a marketing designer in 2009, and was promoted to senior graphic designer in 2014. During his time at IVP he has worked closely with Cindy Kiple, who retired in May after fifteen years as art director. Fassett designed several award-winning book covers, including Death Before the…

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IVP Titles Make Short Lists of WORLD Magazine’s Best Books of 2016

IVP Titles Make Short Lists of WORLD Magazine’s Best Books of 2016 WESTMONT, IL— WORLD Magazine included two IVP titles on its short lists of the Best Books of 2016, which includes books published between April and December 2016. WORLD also cited IVP best-selling classic Knowing God by J. I. Packer as one of the “better reading options than last year’s Christian bestsellers.” In response to the list of the top fifty best-selling Christian books of 2016 released by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association in January, Jamie…

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