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“The Myth of Equality” honored among Foreword
INDIES Book of the Year Awards

WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma was given the honorable mention prize for nonfiction: multicultural in this year’s Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Also named one of the five best religion titles of 2017 by Publisher’s WeeklyThe Myth of Equality unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today’s race-related issues. Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege and helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play.

Stephan Bauman, former president and CEO of World Relief, said, “Ken Wytsma goes where few dare to tread. He asks hard questions about race, justice, and equality and presents proven and practical solutions. Above all, Ken personifies these solutions; he is seeking to live justice, not just do it. The message in The Myth of Equality is urgent.”

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. Thousands of books are entered each year, and a panel of over 150 librarians and booksellers takes part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in sixty-eight categories.

“Awarding the INDIES is an intense months-long judging process and our editorial team and librarian/bookseller judges grow a bit emotional as the announcement date nears,” said Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews’ editor-in-chief. “Everyone involved finds it a great honor to recognize all these great books because so many of them have been overlooked by mainstream publications due to the low profile of their publishers and authors. While they don’t have major PR machine[s] or corporate budgets, these indie publishers are passionate about what they do, take chances, and produce a wide range of thought-provoking books.”

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