Pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author Jay Y. Kim has signed a contract for two more books with IVP.

With details about the second book still in the planning stages, the first book is tentatively titled The Pace of Peace and the Mind at Ease with a projected release date of Spring 2026.

Kelli TrujilloIVP trade editor and the acquisitions editor for Kim’s next books, said, “Having worked with Jay multiple times in the past in my previous role at Christianity Today, I see Jay as a trusted, insightful, and needed pastoral voice for the church today. He’s a sharp thinker who seamlessly integrates his idea-driven writing with rich insights for the spiritual life.”

In The Pace of Peace and the Mind at Ease, Kim will address the distracted, frenzied pace of life we are shaped by in this digital age and the resulting struggle Christians experience to truly pay attention on God. Kim will invite contemporary readers into five stages of the Prayer of Examen as a habit of formation and lens through which to encounter God’s faithful presence. Kim reflects with readers on the steps of invitation, gratitude, reflection, confession, and looking forward as a regular prayer-rhythm of engaging with God and cultivating peace and trust.

“We’re all well-familiar with the spiritual wear and tear we experience seeking to follow Jesus while constantly buffeted by (and often succumbing to) today’s endless distractions,” Trujillo said. “I’m looking forward to the invitation Jay’s forthcoming book will offer readers as it journeys through the movements of the examen: to focus their souls’ attention on God’s faithful presence and enter into the deep and lasting peace that only he can provide.”

Kim serves as lead pastor at WestGate Church in the Silicon Valley of California. He’s the author of Listen, Listen, Speak (FaithWords), Analog Christian (InterVarsity Press, winner of Outreach Magazine’s Leadership Resource of the Year), and Analog Church (InterVarsity Press, winner of The Gospel Coalition’s New Author Award). He’s a contributing author to The Upside Down Kingdom Study Bible (Zondervan), Before You Lose Your Faith (The Gospel Coalition), Faithful Exiles (The Gospel Coalition), and Scrolling Ourselves to Death (Crossway).

Kim is also host of IVP’s Digital Examen podcast and cohost of Barna’s Making Space podcast. His teaching and preaching have taken him to various conferences and church gatherings across the country and his written work has been featured in Christianity TodayThe Gospel Coalition, Missio Alliance, Relevant Magazine, and Outreach Magazine.