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Church ministry is challenging, but the right resources can have a huge impact on the work pastors do day in and day out. This list highlights ten books from IVP written specifically for pastors, taking all types of ministry contexts into consideration. Whether you're a pastor yourself or you want to support the church leaders in your life, these books are the perfect place to start.
Lament is a profoundly spiritual act. In this article, 'Hopeful Lament' author Terra McDaniel shares how this sacred act is woven throughout Scripture and our shared histories, with wisdom for how visceral practices like walking a labyrinth can help us tend to our grief.
Seminary shaped Makayla Payne in countless ways, but one of the greatest gifts it gave her was how it deepened her appreciation for different church traditions and global perspectives. Read these five ways that theological education can expand your outlook and introduce you to impactful resources for Scripture study.
Makayla Payne didn't expect to become Anglican, but then she experienced the historical, theological, and aesthetic depth of this liturgical tradition. Read her story of discovering the liturgical church and how she—and others—have come to appreciate this beautiful and ancient tradition.
In our lonely culture, community is more vital now than ever. But how do we pursue it? Studying the Bible together is one way to build life-giving spiritual community. Learn practical ways of participating in church small groups that foster spiritual growth, friendship, and connection.
What is it like as a woman in the world of Biblical Studies? For Carmen Imes, author of "Being God's Image" it means being called to teach the Bible but not always embraced within the church. Read about how Scripture's testimony calls for full inclusion of women in gospel ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition gently updates the classic Anglican liturgical text for contemporary use. Will the international edition be a good fit for your congregation? What is the nature of the changes and updates? Browse this page to get answers to your questions and to download numerous free resources and extra materials to go alongside the book.
As a publishing house, IVP desires to speak thoughtfully and in a balanced but bold manner into questions on the integration of faith, discipleship, and politics. What constitutes the common good and building a just society—not only in election years, but every year? Books are vehicles for promoting liberty, for shedding light on darkness. In this article, former IVP publisher Jeff Crosby shows how in a time when many of us are distracted by clickbait and popular opinion, books still have a tremendous impact.
Are you looking for ways to tangibly share God's love and kindness with those in your community and around the world? To connect you with practical ideas for giving and getting involved, we've gathered some ministries near and dear to our authors' hearts that are worthy of your support. We're happy to shine a light on these nonprofits in order to bolster the kingdom work they are doing all over the world.
We're all facing disruption right now as the coronavirus and COVID-19 have radically altered our daily lives. But one thing is certain—we're coming together even as we practice social distancing, whether it's in virtual spaces, in our homes, or as a world community. Christian community is just as important now as ever, so use these tips and resources to stay hopeful while we're together at home.
In this original article, leading Christian historian, author, and professor Mark Noll expounds on the state of evangelicalism today. Building on the work of other scholars and his experience as coeditor of the History of Evangelicalism Series, Noll shares how world Christianity has shaped what we now know as the evangelical movement.