InterVarsity Press was honored with two Book of the Year awards by the Association of Logos Bookstores during its annual convention held at St. Louis University on June 23.
A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future by Os Guinness was named the best book in the Christianity and Culture category. Summoning historical evidence on how democracies evolve, Guinness shows that contemporary views of freedom—most typically, a negative freedom from constraint—are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive. He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it.
Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups by Ruth Haley Barton was honored with the award in the Spirituality and Devotional category. Barton, president of The Transforming Center, helps teams discover personal and group practices that lead them into a new way of experiencing community and listening to God together.
The Logos Awards has been an annual event since the early 1990s. Awards were presented by Becky Gorczyca, the executive director of the member-owned Association of Logos Bookstores, whose first store dates back to 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Logos Bookstores are among our strongest and longest-term retail trading partners, and we're delighted for the recognition these awards bring to two very fine books by two of our bestselling authors," Jeff Crosby, IVP's associate publisher and director of sales and marketing, said.
The Kent, Ohio–based non-profit Association of Logos Bookstores serves independent Christian bookstores in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.