As both writers and readers, IVP authors find inspiration in books that have shaped their faith and influenced their calling. In our IVP Bookshelf video series, we've asked them to tell us what they're reading and why these books mean so much to them.


Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration, shares books that have inspired him in the pursuit of the mosaic nature of the kingdom of God.

Amy Simpson, author of Blessed Are the Unsatisfied, talks about the IVP books she's excited to read and those that have impacted her throughout her life.

JR. Forasteros, author of Empathy for the Devil, offers recommended reads that have shaped him in leadership, spirituality, ministry, and more.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, author of A Sojourner’s Truth, tells us about a few of her favorite titles and shares which books she uses to mentor and lead others.

Diana Shiflett, author of Spiritual Practices in Community, talks about the books that shaped her as a pastor, as a spiritual director, and ultimately as a follower of Christ.

Jen Pollock Michel, author of Surprised by Paradox, recommends a few of her favorite books written by women. (Check out our #ReadWomen page for more!)

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