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.
Harry Louis Williams II ("OG Rev.") is an ordained minister and the author of several books, including No Easy Walk, Street Cred, the best-selling urban fiction book Straight Outta East Oakland, and the upcoming urban ministry guide Taking It to the Streets. He serves the poor, addicted, homeless, and formerly incarcerated in Oakland, California. In 2015, he was awarded a proclamation from the Oakland City Council for his efforts to heal street level violence and aid victims of human trafficking.
Jen Pollock Michel is the author of the new book Surprised by Paradox as well as Keeping Place and the 2015 Christianity Today Book of the Year Teach Us to Want, which both have a video curriculum available through Right Now Media. Wife and mother of five, Jen lives in Toronto, Canada, and is a regular contributor for Christianity Today and Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word.
Bethany McKinney Fox (PhD, Fuller) is the author of the new book Disability in the Way of Jesus and is director of student success and adjunct professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has worked previously at San Francisco Theological Seminary, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and L'Arche Wavecrest. Fox lives in Los Angeles, where she is a founding pastor at Beloved Everybody Church.
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