Congratulations to the award-winning books of 2012! We're honored to see these IVP books recognized by the media, bloggers, and general readers.

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Spiritual Rhythms in Community

Being Together in the Presence of God

by Keith Meyer

In the midst of full lives, we need rhythm--life-giving patterns that deepen our connection with God and others. Jesus' rhythm can be yours with this participatory guide by Keith Meyer designed to help you intentionally adopt a new pattern for life, one that facilitates ongoing growth and transformation in the context of community.


Small Things with Great Love

Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor

by Margot Starbuck
Foreword by Tony Campolo

With a list of resources, a study guide and a six-week "Adventure Challenge," as well as plenty of stories and hilarity from Margot Starbuck's own life, Small Things with Great Love will open your eyes to the people around you and the huge impact you can have on them through small acts of love.


The Roots of the Reformation

Tradition, Emergence and Rupture

by G. R. Evans

G. R. Evans revisits the question of what happened at the Reformation. She argues that the controversies that roiled the era are part of a much longer history of discussion and disputation. By showing us just how old these debates really were, Evans brings into high relief their unprecedented outcomes at the moment of the Reformation.


Christian Apologetics

A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith

by Douglas Groothuis

In this systematic text, Douglas Groothuis makes a comprehensive apologetic case for Christian theism. He defends objective truth, presents the key arguments for God from natural theology and makes a case for the credibility of Jesus, the incarnation and the resurrection, assessing alternative views along the way.


Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

by Kenneth E. Bailey

In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines the canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients.


Renovation of the Church

What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation

by Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken
Foreword by Dallas Willard

Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the decade-long story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit—even when it meant a decline in numbers.


The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

by Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean

The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians. Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean invite you to envision youth ministries full of practical theologians. Follow them into reflection on your own practice of theology, and learn how to share that theology through rich conversation and purposeful experience.