Located in Westmont, Illinois, IVP has been publishing thoughtful Christian books for more than 70 years. An extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, IVP is a leading Christian publisher with a respected history providing resources that strengthen the church, encourage individuals, and shape the academy.

Our Purpose

As an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, IVP serves those in the university, the church, and the world by publishing resources that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of life.

Our Values

Our identity is rooted in our affections for and allegiance to God, whom we seek to worship in spirit and in truth. According to our Faith Commitments and Doctrinal Basis, we wholeheartedly affirm the authority and teachings of the Bible as foundational for our lives and for our publishing decisions. We love the church, respect, and feed on its rich heritage, and desire to serve it with grace and truth. We seek to influence, engage, and shape the university world and our contemporary culture for the sake of Jesus Christ and his kingdom in the world. Aiming for thoughtful integration of the whole person and placing emphasis on the dignity of people and relationships, IVP practices beauty and stewardship in our work.

IVP celebrates ethnic diversity through the topics and authors that we publish. View examples of our organizational commitment to multiethnicity.

IVP is committed to ecological stewardship and to the conservation of natural resources in all our operations. We print our books using recycled and FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] certified paper. Read this press release about our recent landscaping redesign and our partnership with the DuPage County (IL) Monarch Project.

Our History

IVP began right before World War II as a small service branch of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) campus ministry. Today, after years of development and growth, IVP has nearly one hundred staff, working together to publish books, Bible studies, and booklets every year that equip, edify, and challenge people in every generation.

Our Editorial Philosophy

The editorial department of IVP seeks to acquire, develop, and produce products that meet the following requirements:

  • Reflect Christ's Presence in All of Life
  • Are Audience-Oriented
  • Develop People in Christlikeness
  • Exhibit High Standards of Quality
  • Have Integrity
  • Maintain a Winsome Voice
  • Are Responsibly Biblical
  • Are Consistent with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Basis of Faith
  • Are Consistent with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Are Prophetic and Expand Worldviews
  • Are Financially Viable

Crafting a Book

Watch this video to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the IVP team and our publishing process.

Key Books from Our Past & Present

1945 - 1980

Paul E. Little
12 Sessions
Robert Boyd Munger
InterVarsity Staff
John Stott
Norman Anderson
John Stott
Donald J. Wiseman

1980 - 2000

Will Metzger
Edited by Donald J. Wiseman and David G. Firth and Tremper Longman III

2000 - Today

Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Ruth Haley Barton
Edited by Gerald L. Bray and Thomas C. Oden
Gordon T. Smith
Andy Crouch