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

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.

Kenneth Boa

Kenneth Boa

Kenneth Boa is an author, a speaker, and the president of Reflections Ministries. He is the author of over fifty books, including Life in the Presence of God, Faith Has Its Reasons, and Rewriting Your Broken Story. He is a contributing editor to the Open Bible, the Promise Keepers Men's Study Bible, and the Leadership Bible, and is the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Boa teaches a weekly Bible and Faith study at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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.

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.

Philip Ryken

Philip Ryken

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Philip Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He formerly served as the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including The Messiah Comes to Middle Earth, The Message of Salvation, Art for God's Sake, and When Trouble Comes.

John Teter

John Teter

John Teter is a Bible expositor, evangelistic preacher, and senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Long Beach, California. He also serves as executive director of Fountain of Life's church planting wing. His books include The Power of the 72, Get the Word Out and Jesus & the Hip-Hop Prophets.

Follow him on Twitter: @johnteter72.

James Choung

James Choung

James Choung is vice president for strategy and innovation for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He has been in campus ministry for over twenty years and is the author of True Story and Real Life.

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