As both writers and readers, IVP authors find inspiration in books that have shaped their faith and influenced their calling. Meet some of our featured authors below and learn more about how IVP is committed to lifting up voices of color and women. Check out the IVP Bookshelf video series to hear what they're reading and why these books mean so much to them.
Taylor S. Schumann is a survivor of the April 2013 shooting at a college in Christiansburg, Virginia. A writer and activist, she tells her story in the new book When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough and she is also a contributor to If I Don't Make It, I Love You. Taylor and her family live in Charleston, South Carolina. Read IVP's interview with Taylor on gun violence and advocacy.
Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version, a groundbreaking indigenous translation of the New Testament. He serves as the director of spiritual growth and leadership development for Native InterVarsity. He is also the founder of Rain Ministries and has previously served as a pastor and worship leader. He and his wife, Darlene, live in Arizona.
Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, a poet, and an artist with a popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) and podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show. She is also the author of Forty Days on Being a Five and All Along You Were Blooming. Morgan has performed as a vocalist on several Grammy Award–nominated projects. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.