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.
Felicia Wu Song is a cultural sociologist of media and digital technologies, currently serving as professor of sociology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She is the author of the new book Restless Devices and Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together.
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Known for his theologically informed preaching and his embrace of the deep and long history of the church, Zahnd provides a forum for pastors to engage with leading theologians. His books include When Everything's on Fire, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, A Farewell to Mars, and Beauty Will Save the World.
Roland C. Warren is the CEO of Care Net, one of the largest networks of crisis pregnancy centers in North America. A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business, Roland has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The TODAY Show and he has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Ebony, Christianity Today, and Essence. He is the author of Raising Sons of Promise and Bad Dads of the Bible.