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IVP has demonstrated our commitment to lifting up voices of color since the very beginning of our history. We have intentionally published and pursued authors of color for decades on issues of justice, race, ethnic identity, and other topics that speak to the whole church.
A survival manual for people and families who are returning to their home country.
'It is high time to awake out of sleep: for our salvation nearer than when we believed.' St Paul's words of encouragement to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop of York's Advent book for 2019.
For writer, professor, and activist Marlena Graves, formation and justice always intertwine on the path to a balanced life of both action and contemplation. Drawing on the rich traditions of Eastern and Western Christian saints, she describes the process of emptying herself that allows her to move upward toward God and become the true self that God calls her to.
As a publishing house, IVP desires to speak thoughtfully and in a balanced but bold manner into questions on the integration of faith, discipleship, and politics; on what constitutes the common good and building a just society—not only in election years, but every year. Books are vehicles for promoting liberty, for shedding light on darkness. In a time when many of us are distracted by clickbait and popular opinion, books still have a tremendous impact. Here's to reading—widely, thoughtfully, carefully, deeply.
Church leaders need to show up, stay put, and see what God is doing in their midst. Pastor José Humphreys recognizes how deeply our faith is tied to our particular stories in our particular places. Combining spiritual formation with activism, vivid narrative with exhortation, and realism with hopefulness, Humphreys offers pastors and church planters a thoughtful look at discipleship in a complex world.
How do we cultivate the life-long relationship we are longing for, whether within marriage or friendship? In True Companions, psychologist Kelly Flanagan shows how each of us can enjoy the deeply satisfying, transformational love of companionship. In this five-session companion study guide, groups, couples, and individuals will learn how to show up in our most important relationships.
Number of Studies: 5
Does God hear us? Does God speak? How can we connect with God when all seems to be lost? What is our role in listening? Through exploring both biblical characters and teaching, the ten studies in this LifeGuide® Bible Study helps us understand how to seek and find an ever deeper dialogue with God.
Number of Studies: 10
Are we making prayer more complicated than it needs to be? Helping us pare down our words to their most elemental level, Charlie Dawes has identified simple—yet far from simplistic—prayers that unlock the mystery of conversing with God. By focusing our prayers, we can find a new way of connecting with God at a heart level that cannot be mastered with words alone.
If God is transcendent, how can human beings speak meaningfully about him? The answer lies in analogy, which recognizes both similarity and dissimilarity between God and our God-talk. In his erudite study, Archie Spencer argues for a christological account of analogy as the answer to the problem of God's speakability.