Black History Month matters to InterVarsity Press, and we are committed to publishing black authors.

These featured authors have not only written books on culture and race relations, but also on theology, global Christianity, community development, leadership, and much more. Click here to view more examples of IVP's organizational commitment to multiethnicity.

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Introducing IVP Authors

Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and professor. She is associate professor of the practice of organizational studies at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ. She consults with pastors and organizational leaders on multicultural issues and speaks regularly at organizations, churches, conferences, universities, and schools.

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Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration and the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for CCDA and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”

Brenda Salter McNeil

Brenda Salter McNeil

Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a speaker, author, and trailblazer with over twenty-five years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation. She is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies program. She is on the pastoral staff of Quest Church in Seattle and her books include Roadmap to Reconciliation, The Heart of Racial Justice, and A Credible Witness.

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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.

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton

Born and raised in London, Jo Saxton is a pastor, missional leader, speaker, and the author of More Than Enchanting. Together with her husband, Chris, she leads Mission Point Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she is a director of 3D Ministries.

Edward Gilbreath

Edward Gilbreath

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Edward Gilbreath is a speaker, editor, and the author of Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. He worked for Christianity Today for many years and was the founding editor of UrbanFaith.com.

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 and Everyday Missions, he is cofounder and director of The Voices Project and college pastor at Kilns College.

John M. Perkins

John M. Perkins

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John Perkins is a respected civil rights leader, speaker, and teacher on racial reconciliation and community development. He is the author of many books including Making Neighborhoods Whole and Welcoming Justice.

Amena Brown

Amena Brown

Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker, and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books (including Breaking Old Rhythms), Amena performs with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling.

George Yancey

George Yancey

George Yancey is professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, specializing in race/ethnicity, biracial families, and anti-Christian bias. His books include Beyond Racial Gridlock and Hostile Environment.

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