Discover your next favorite author.

InterVarsity Press has a strong tradition of publishing well-known authors, such as Andy Crouch, Shane Claiborne, Ruth Haley Barton, John Stott, Samuel Escobar, Brenda Salter McNeil, James Bryan Smith, and N.T. Wright. But we also give voice to new, up-and-coming authors who build on the IVP heritage.

Want to get in touch with one of our authors? Book an IVP author to speak at your event, or request an author interview.

Introducing IVP Authors

Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland serves the Salvation Army in Los Angeles as the western territorial social justice secretary. Including her new book The Zombie Gospel, she is the author of Just Imagine, The Liberating Truth, Boundless, and A Beautiful Mess. Originally from Canada, Danielle has spent over twenty years serving the marginalized, and she is an ambassador for Stop the Traffik and Compassion International.

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns

Jim Burns, PhD, is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Host of the nationwide HomeWord radio broadcasts, he also speaks around the world at seminars and conferences. His many books include his latest, Understanding Your Teen, as well as Confident Parenting, Pass It On, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality, and 10 Building Blocks for a Solid Family.

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Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach is senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena ("PazNaz") in Southern California. She is the author of the brand-new Emboldened and Kingdom Culture, as well as a contributor to The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life. She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to Christianity Today, Christian Week, and Jesus Creed. She has two rambunctious sons and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.

Get Involved with Our Authors

In addition to writing thoughtful and practical books, many IVP authors are leaders, scholars, and practioners who share their wisdom and knowledge through events and conferences. Check out their organizations and ministries.

Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III

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Tremper Longman III is Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. His many books include How to Read Genesis, Old Testament Essentials, and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.

Leroy Barber

Leroy Barber

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Leroy Barber has dedicated more than twenty-five years to eradicating poverty, restoring local neighborhoods, and healing racism. The author of Embrace, New Neighbor, and Everyday Missions, he is cofounder and director of the Voices Project and college pastor at Kilns College.

John H. Walton

John H. Walton

John H. Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. His books include The Lost World volumes, Old Testament Theology for Christians, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

Sharon Garlough Brown

Sharon Garlough Brown

Sharon Garlough Brown is a spiritual director, cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries, and author of the Sensible Shoes Series. She and her husband, Jack, have served congregations in Scotland, Oklahoma, England, and West Michigan.

David Dark

David Dark

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David Dark teaches at Belmont University and among the incarcerated communities of Nashville, Tennessee. A frequent speaker, he is the author of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, Everyday Apocalypse, and The Gospel According to America.

  • Visit David's website, read his blog, and see his upcoming speaking events at daviddark.org.
  • Follow him on Twitter: @DavidDark.

Phileena Heuertz

Phileena Heuertz

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Phileena Heuertz is a founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism and author of Pilgrimage of a Soul. Spiritual director, yoga instructor, public speaker, and author, Phileena has led contemplative retreats for a number of faith communities including Word Made Flesh, World Vision International, and Compassion International.

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