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.
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.
Can the ideas of Scripture and evolutionary science be mutually illuminating? In this interview, biblical scholar Dru Johnson calls us beyond creation-versus-evolution debates to explore the continuities and discontinuities between biblical themes and modern science.
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.
"The only way to change culture is to create culture," says Andy Crouch in his bestselling book "Culture Making". Read this sneak peek of a new conversation between Crouch and Tish Harrison Warren from the expanded edition's new afterword.
In her book "Nobody's Mother," New Testament scholar Sandra Glahn digs deep into evidence about the ancient Greek goddess Artemis of the Ephesians from both biblical and classical sources in order to bring into focus Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy. Read this interview to learn more about her thoughts on scholarship, mentoring, and the role of story in academic writing.
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.
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, join IVP for a conversation with the authors of Learning Our Names. Sabrina S. Chan, Linson Daniel, E. David de Leon, and La Thao share insights into the creation and purpose of the book, what they hope readers take from it, and more.
Celebrating the release of "Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, 2nd Edition," editors Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, and Nijay Gupta discuss how the field of Pauline studies has evolved since 1993 while sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how they crafted this new edition.
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.
Nijay Gupta, a passionate ally of women in the church and academy, wrote about the lives of women named as leaders and ministers in the Bible in his book "Tell Her Story." In this interview, he talks about how those insights from the early church have real implications for today.
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.