InterVarsity Press is pleased to announce that six IVP titles have been recognized as finalists in Foreword Reviews' eighteenth annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. IVP books were chosen as finalists in the following categories:

Religion (Adult Nonfiction)

Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion by Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Fool's Talk is Guinness's magnum opus, the fruit of forty years of thinking honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction by Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world. Susan Cain, author of Quiet, said, "The Listening Life has the power to reshape how both introverts and extroverts make space for deep listening in a world that swims in the shallows."

Religious (Adult Fiction)

Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown is the second book in the Sensible Shoes Series. In this sequel to Sensible Shoes, Brown sends her four protagonists out to walk the walk they learned together during a spiritual retreat. Two Steps Forward picks up just after the retreat, chronicling the women's rocky return to normal life.


In Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture, Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above political hostilities and listen to people's stories. Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective on transgender issues that eschews simplistic answers and appreciates psychological and theological complexity. The result is a book that engages the latest research while remaining pastorally sensitive to the experiences of each person.

Graphic Novels & Comics

A Second Shot of Coffee with Jesus by David Wilkie is drawn from the wildly popular online comic Coffee with Jesus. Described by Library Journal as offering "disarmingly funny reflections on human failings and faith," Coffee with Jesus is back with this venti-sized second volume.

Body, Mind & Spirit

In Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bones, spiritual director Tara Owens invites you to listen to your thoughts about your body in a way that draws you closer to God, calling you to explore how your spirituality is intimately tied to your physicality. Using exercises for reflection at the end of each chapter, she guides you to see your body not as an inconvenience but as a place where you can meet the Holy in a new way—a place to embrace God's glorious intention.

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than one hundred volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in sixty-six categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. They will also name the Editor's Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.

For a complete list of IVP award winners visit