When IVP author Makoto Fujimura was weighing whether to write a book inspired by Shusaku Endo's 1966 classic novel Silence, a friend introduced him to Martin Scorsese, who had been considering a film about the same book for nearly thirty years. That conversation with Scorsese led Fujimura to move ahead with writing his book and to become a consultant for Scorsese's Silence, which is set for limited release on December 23.

Joint Statement on IVP Academic & Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Matter

InterVarsity Press Publisher Jeff Crosby has confirmed that the Society of Biblical Literature's Council, at its next meeting on October 29-30, is taking up the question of IVP Academic's right to exhibit at the 2017 annual meetings of the jointly-hosted AAR-SBL. That conversation is a part of a larger discussion the SBL Council will have regarding its protocols and standards for exhibitors at its events.