Since 1947, InterVarsity Press (IVP) has been publishing thoughtful Christian books that shape both the lives of readers and the cultures they inhabit. Throughout these seventy-five years, our books and authors have established a legacy of speaking boldly into important cultural moments, providing timeless tools for spiritual growth, and equipping Christians for a vibrant life of faith. Read more about IVP's leadership and our mission and values.
"Some publishers tell you what to believe and other publishers tell you what you already believe, but InterVarsity Press helps you to believe."
IVP books equip pastors, professors, ministry leaders, and Christian booklovers who wants to grow spiritually and impact the world for God's Kingdom. Our books continue to serve as conversation partners for Christians wishing to deepen their personal faith, understand a biblical view of the world around them, and engage with that world faithfully. From the halls of academia to the church pulpit to the public forum, books from IVP strengthen the church, encourage individuals, and shape the academy.
"InterVarsity Press has been an extraordinarily important institution—for its bridge-building, its encouragement of diligent Bible study, its challenges for two generations of serious readers, and much more."
What we now know as IVP began as a small service branch of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship campus ministry just before World War II, until it was officially established as a book publisher in 1947. Today, after years of development and growth, we have nearly one hundred staff based in our office in Lisle, Illinois. Times have changed in those seventy-five years, but nothing has changed about how IVP books have spoken timeless truth across many generations. Learn more about IVP's legacy and seventy-five-year history.
"Not many publishers survive for 75 years. But IVP has done considerably more than that! As a leading publisher of consequential books, IVP has remained faithful to the Lord and His Word, while being innovative and effective in strengthening and equipping Christ’s church around the world. No wonder He has blessed and favored IVP for 75 years!"
IVP authors are the heart and soul behind our books. They have inspired readers in their Christian faith through not only their words but also as practitioners, scholars, and leaders around the world. IVP has an organizational commitment to multiethnicity through the authors and topics that we publish. We are excited to invite both veteran leaders and also emerging, diverse voices into the most important conversations happening today. Meet more of our authors here.
"IVP allowed me to find my voice. They came alongside me to help me communicate the truth that God gave me to share. Your publisher is your partner, and I’ve experienced IVP to be a ministry partner you can trust."
IVP books have been changing lives and receiving wide-spread acclaim for the past seventy-five years. Check out our recent award winners and take a look at a small selection of our bestselling books from throughout our history below.
"For 75 years InterVarsity Press has published compelling books that bring honor to Christ by cultivating the mind while simultaneously stirring the heart. Not content to rest on past success, this innovative publisher continues to discover and publish first-rate authors for new generations. That’s the mark of a great publisher. That’s the mark of InterVarsity Press."
At IVP, it takes collaboration among countless skilled professionals to produce books that live up to our standards of excellence and beauty. Our publishing team follows a respected editorial philosophy in all of our work. We also print our books using recycled and Forest Stewardship Council certified paper in order to practice ecological stewardship. To equip as many people as we can with life-changing theological resources, we donate free books to ministries like InterVarsity and IFES as well as libraries in schools, prisons, and churches around the world.
So how does a book idea get off the ground, to the printing presses, and onto your bookshelf? Get a glimpse into the book creation process, from author acquisition to cover design to production to distribution.
"IVP is just the best!"