Congratulations to the award-winning books of 2006! We're honored to see so many IVP books recognized by the media, bloggers, and general readers.

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Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World

Evangelism as a Way of Life

by Rebecca Manley Pippert

Rebecca Manley Pippert's evangelism classic, thoroughly revised and expanded, contains new chapters on the stages of evangelism, new stories of God's work in people's lives and added material on meeting the challenges of new competitors to the Christian faith.


Know Why You Believe

by Paul E. Little
Revised by Marie Little

Do science and Scripture conflict? Are miracles possible? Is Christian experience real? Why does God allow suffering and evil? In this classic answerbook on Christian faith, Paul E. Little responds to the twelve most common intellectual challenges posed to Christians.

Number of Studies: 12


Knowing God

by J. I. Packer

For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God.


The God Who Is There

by Francis A. Schaeffer

This completely retypeset edition includes a new introduction by James W. Sire. More than ever the God who has always been there continues to provide the anchor of truth and the power of love to meet the world's deepest problems.


Holy Conversation

Talking About God in Everyday Life

by Richard Peace

Richard Peace teaches you how to engage in easy and comfortable conversation about the good news of Jesus. Explaining the gospel in plain language and offering practical suggestions for sharing your faith with friends, neighbors and colleagues, he provides twelve study and discussion sessions perfect for small groups to work through--and try out--together.

Number of Studies: 12


The Contented Soul

The Art of Savoring Life

by Lisa Graham McMinn

Lisa Graham McMinn helps you overcome the pressure to rush through your life and shows you how to savor life the way God intended, experiencing freedom, beauty, connection and true satisfaction.


Sacred Rhythms

Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Transforming Resources

by Ruth Haley Barton

Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of spiritual disciplines, Ruth Haley Barton takes you more deeply into understanding seven key spiritual disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.



Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture

by Eddie Gibbs

Mapping out how Christian leadership must change in light of new global realities, veteran church growth expert Eddie Gibbs assesses the dynamics of leadership teams, identifies healthy leadership traits, and looks to how new leaders are identified and developed.


Contextualization in the New Testament

Patterns for Theology and Mission

by Dean Flemming

To provide a model for today's missionary efforts, Dean Flemming examines how the New Testament authors--particularly in Acts, Paul's letters and the Gospels--contextualized the gospel for particular cultures and/or communities.


Ministry in the Image of God

The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service

by Stephen Seamands

Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our understanding and practice of vocational ministry.


The Cross and the Prodigal

Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants

by Kenneth E. Bailey

Kenneth E. Bailey draws on his expertise in both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture to interpret the parable of the prodigal son from a Middle Eastern perspective. When we approach it with the correct cultural lens, Bailey argues, the parable's true Christological character is revealed.


How to Read Genesis

How to Read Series

by Tremper Longman III

To read Genesis intelligently, we must consider the questions, the literature, and the times in which Genesis was written. In How to Read Genesis Tremper Longman III provides a welcome guide to reading, studying, understanding, and savoring this panorama of beginnings—of both the world and of Israel. And importantly for Christian readers, we gain insight into how Genesis points to Christ and can be read in light of the gospel.


Contagious Holiness

Jesus' Meals with Sinners

New Studies in Biblical Theology

by Craig L. Blomberg
Series Editor D. A. Carson

Jesus' "table fellowship" with sinners in the Gospels has been widely agreed to be historically reliable, but scholarly disputes continue. In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Craig L. Blomberg engages with the debate, surveying the relevant biblical texts and their background, concluding with contemporary applications.


The Dominance of Evangelicalism

The Age of Spurgeon and Moody

History of Evangelicalism Series

by David W. Bebbington

David W. Bebbington continues a compelling series of books charting the course of English-speaking evangelicalism over the last three hundred years. Evangelical culture at the end of the nineteenth century is set against the backdrop of imperial maneuverings in Great Britain and populist uprisings in the United States.


Perfecting Ourselves to Death

The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism

by Richard Winter

Richard Winter explores the positive and negative effects of perfectionism on our lives and offers fascinating insight and instruction into the healthy pursuit of excellence.


The New Friars

The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor

by Scott A. Bessenecker

Have you been called by God to stick out, act out, speak out? Are you ready to set aside comfort and privilege for meaning and impact? Scott Bessenecker profiles young Christians who have done just that, making radical commitments to seek justice and mercy among the poor and suffering people of the world.


Reimagining Evangelism

Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey

Reimagining Evangelism Curriculum Set

by Rick Richardson
Foreword by Brian McLaren and Luis Palau

What if introducing your friends to Jesus was less like selling a problem-solving, pie-in-the-sky product and more like inviting them to join you on an adventure? Would you find a new freedom to be yourself—and to be of use to God? Rick Richardson dares to describe what evangelism really ought to be like.


The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

by F. F. Bruce
Foreword by N. T. Wright

F. F. Bruce, one of evangelicalism's most respected scholars, makes a clear case for the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures.