InterVarsity Press author Christena Cleveland has been appointed as associate professor of the practice of reconciliation and as the director of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR) at Duke Divinity School effective July 1. Cleveland is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart.

Legendary singer-songwriter and IVP author Garth Hewitt will be touring the United States April 29 through May 17. He will be performing and speaking in Tennessee, North Carolina and New Mexico. Hewitt is the author of Occupied Territories: The Revolution of Love from Bethlehem to the Ends of the Earth.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and Foreword Reviews recently honored three InterVarsity Press titles as finalists for book awards. Teach Us to Want by Jen Pollock Michel was a finalist in the 2015 Christian Book Award® Program from ECPA in the category of new author. True Paradox by David Skeel and Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber were finalists in Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards in the non-fiction religion category.

Steve Hayner was healthy and fit and serving as president of Columbia Seminary when he found out he had pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Sharol, embarked on a journey together with their children that soon included tens of thousands of visits from friends and acquaintances via CaringBridge. The overwhelming response to their posts on this website attested to the surprising and engaging way that they chose to live in the face of death. In the fall of 2015 InterVarsity Press will be releasing a compilation of those posts in the book Joy in the Journey: Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death by Steve and Sharol Hayner.

IVP author Jean Vanier has been awarded the Templeton Prize, valued at $1.7 million. Vanier is the author, with Stanley Hauerwas, of Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness, and the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities experience life together as fellow human beings who share a mutuality of care and need. Started in 1964, L'Arche, French for "The Ark," now includes 147 communities in 35 nations and 1,500 Faith and Light support groups in 82 nations.