In this special bonus episode celebrating IVP's 75th anniversary, authors Jeanette Yep and Greg Jao share the origin story of the historic IVP book, Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents, written by a diverse Asian American team that also included Peter Cha, Susan Cho Van Riesen, and Paul Tokunaga. Originally published in 1998, this book guided readers through challenging topics from various Asian American perspectives such as navigating the "model minority" myth and performance pressures, unpacking expectations tied to gender, seeking racial reconciliation, finding a church home, and embracing unique gifts that serve the body of Christ. Jeanette and Greg discuss the unique issues Asian American students faced at the time of the book's writing and reflect on new challenges and celebrations in our modern day. Along the way, they share little-known history about the IVP offices that you won't want to miss!
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Maila is a marketing manager at IVP; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. She enjoys photography, growing and caring for her plants, and listening to podcasts such as This American Life, Invisibilia, and Unlocking Us. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.