Whether you're looking for author interviews, behind-the-scenes information on our books, or original articles from IVP authors, you've come to the right place! Read our most recent articles and interviews from IVP Extra below.
Connecting to Black history through poetry can powerfully shape how you see God, yourself, and others. Will you take time this Black History Month to explore works of art by Black creators? IVP Associate Editor Nilwona Nowlin has curated this list of poems by Black authors to inspire you to read one a day during Black History Month.
What does church history and the Bible have to say about the meaning of singleness? In this interview, author Danielle Treweek talks about the misconceptions our society and the church perpetuates about single people and offers an eschatological vision of singleness that is both hopeful and profound.
34,000 books. 5,000 people. 192 organizations. For more than 70 years, the Urbana Missions Conference has given attendees a bigger vision of how God calls us to use our gifts and passions in his global mission. IVP has partnered with Urbana for decades by constructing and curating the largest missions bookstore in the world onsite.
All Christian worship is led by the Holy Spirit. But is there a distinctive theology of Pentecostal worship? In this interview, author Steven Felix-Jager discusses Spirit-led doxology, implications for the global church, and his own experience of sensing the presence of the Holy Spirit in worship.
Paul D. Miller, author of The Religion of American Greatness, has a long resume of service in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, and Georgetown University. In this interview he talks about the difference between nationalism and patriotism and how Christians can be a force against political polarization.
In this interview, Terry Wildman tells of his encounter with a Hopi version of the New Testament, and how that experience planted the seed that became The First Nations Version of the New Testament, reflecting the oral storytelling of Native cultures.
As Christians, how should we approach the news of the world? Author Travis Dickinson shares how our culture's addiction to the news is not only unnecessary, but it is not good for the soul. Instead, we should strive to have an open mind and practice intellectual virtue as we wrestle with ideas and biases that we encounter from the culture around us.
Churches are struggling to meet the needs of their congregations and to entice people to return to church after pandemic living. But instead of rolling out fancy programs, ministry veteran Carolyn Carney says we can revitalize our churches through the simple yet powerful act of group prayer. Read this article for two practical tips on building prayer in your congregation.
To understand our roles in God's global mission, we first need to understand that mission. In this article, author Paul Borthwick shares eight ways that John 3:16 describes the missionary heart of God so that we can find our place as missionaries and disciples in God's kingdom.
Drawing from his experience training students to study the Bible, Andrew Abernethy provides a holistic six-step method for Bible study in his book "Savoring Scripture." In this interview, he shares how Christians can rediscover the joy in reading Scripture in a way that combines textual analysis and the transformation work of the Holy Spirit.
How can we as Christians practice defiant faith in the face of suffering? In their book "Wrestling with Job," Bill Kynes, a lifelong pastor, and his son Will Kynes, a Job scholar, guide readers on a journey through the book of Job. In this interview, they discuss their writing process, their personal connections to the book, and Job's powerful lessons on perseverance.
What is life all about? Watch this video of Os Guinness as he engages with young adults looking for purpose, then get a sneak peek into his book "The Great Quest." Whether you're a student looking forward to life after school or you're still searching for purpose as an adult, it's never too late to seek meaning in this life through an honest exploration of God and faith.
How can Christians engage with Juneteenth? Take this opportunity to educate yourself, your family, and your church on Black history in America and get practical ideas to become a part of the continuing story of justice and reconciliation in your community.
You or someone you love struggles with anxiety. The good news is that there is hope. Learn from pastor Jason Cusick's experience with anxiety and discover these four practical tips for taking control of anxious thoughts and patterns with Jesus' help.
How do we grow closer to God? As Christians, we desire to become more like Christ. What does it look like to devote ourselves to spiritual formation? IVP's divisional vice president and associate publisher Cindy Bunch dives into what Christian spiritual formation really is and how books play an important role in our spiritual growth.
Susan Maros's book Calling in Context flows from her years of teaching in vocational formation, wrestling alongside her students with big questions about calling and social location. In this interview, she shares some misconceptions many people believe about vocation and tips for moving forward in the discernment process.
More than a decade after the release of the first edition of his seminal apologetics text, Douglas Groothuis discusses the book's legacy, the ways the field of apologetics has changed, and his content updates for the second edition of Christian Apologetics.
As Christians, we are People of the Book, called to proclaim God's kingdom to the world. IVP senior editor Al Hsu dives into the history of the Bible as a written document and the theological basis for our role as heralds who "publish" God's good news.
Getting old is weird, and the transition from young adult to full-blown adult can be brutal. Trying to navigate this very formative decade can just be straight up challenging. Sharing insights from her book The Gap Decade, author Katie Schnack gives five tips for twenty-somethings trying to be "real adults."
In his book We the Fallen People, historian Robert Tracy McKenzie takes an unflinching look at the nature of democracy throughout American history. In this interview, he explores the current polarized political climate, our view of the Founders' theology (or better yet, anthropology), and how our view of human nature has impacted American democratic thought.
Terumi Echols assumed the role of president and publisher of IVP in September 2021. Before coming to IVP, Echols worked for nearly two decades at Christianity Today International, with roles including chief publishing officer and publisher of Christianity Today. Read this interview to learn more about her story, her professional experience, and her vision for IVP's future.
Taylor Schumann survived a school shooting, yet she was left with permanent wounds, both visible and invisible. In her book When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough she weaves her own incredible story into a larger conversation about gun violence in America. In this interview, Taylor frames gun violence as a spiritual issue rather than a political one while sharing her ideas on advocating for a safer future.
Christians who struggle with their mental health often hear conflicting messages about how their spiritual life and conditions like depression and anxiety relate. But according to author Diana Gruver, we can find a middle road where Christian faith and mental health are integrated in healthy ways. Listen in as she begins a life-giving conversation about the role faith can play in our mental health journey.
In this interview, Michael Lindsay explores the seven stages of transition he writes about in his book Hinge Moments. With vulnerability and insight, he shares how he has navigated his own vocational transition from president of Gordon College to president-elect of Taylor University.
In this interview, Power Women editors Nancy Wang Yuen and Deshonna Collier-Goubil discuss how they navigate the call to both the academy and motherhood as Christian women. If you've ever wanted to hear from women on a similar vocational journey who come from different backgrounds, academic disciplines, and stages of parenting and career, this interview will be refreshing.