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Thank you to everyone who voted for your favorite books in IVP's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Here are the winners you chose! Congratulations to all.

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2018 Readers' Choice Winners

IVP Books


Rethinking Incarceration

Advocating for Justice That Restores

by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.


Life in the Presence of God

Practices for Living in Light of Eternity

by Kenneth Boa

It's hard to discern God's presence amid the hubbub of modern life. But experiencing God is not just for the super-spiritual—every Christian can learn to cultivate a greater awareness of God in the everyday. Sharing dozens of practical exercises and disciplines, Ken Boa offers a contemporary guide to practicing the presence of God, revealing how we can deepen our walk with God and abide in his presence.

IVP Academic


An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

Explorer's Guides

by Veronica Mary Rolf

Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

IVP Praxis


Seeing Jesus in East Harlem

What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put

by José Humphreys

Church leaders need to show up, stay put, and see what God is doing in their midst. Pastor José Humphreys recognizes how deeply our faith is tied to our particular stories in our particular places. Combining spiritual formation with activism, vivid narrative with exhortation, and realism with hopefulness, Humphreys offers pastors and church planters a thoughtful look at discipleship in a complex world.



The Path Between Us

An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

by Suzanne Stabile

How do we understand the motivations and dynamics of the different personality types we see in our intimate partners, our friends, or in our professional lives? This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships.

Honorable Mentions


Raise Your Voice

Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

by Kathy Khang

It can be hard to speak up when power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God, showing how we can raise our voices for the sake of God's justice. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others.


Homeland Insecurity

A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post–Civil Rights Context

by Daniel White Hodge

Even though the North American context is changing, most missiological approaches continue under colonialist assumptions. Focusing on the framework of Hip Hop theology, Daniel White Hodge shows us how to radically engage with emerging adult populations, critiquing the impaired missiology of imperialist and white supremacist approaches to modern, urban short-term missions.


Redeemed Sexuality

12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community

by Andrew A. Boa
Foreword by William M. Struthers

Sexual brokenness permeates our culture and is often a source of fear, shame, or secret sin for emerging adults within the church. But as we experience love, joy, and intimacy with God and others, sexual shame and sin lose their power. Incorporating peer-to-peer leadership, this small group curriculum invites us to seek sexual maturity and discipleship in the context of community.

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