A Call for Women to Live Emboldened Lives

A Call for Women to Live Emboldened Lives

Editor’s note: it is a joy when employees at InterVarsity Press find a strong personal connection with a book that we’ve published. And that happened with our team member Christina Gilliland and the new book Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach! We are including Christina’s reflection in “Behind the Books” because we want to celebrate that …

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You Might Already Be a Pietist: Chris Gehrz and Mark Pattie III’s “The Pietist Option”

You Might Already Be a Pietist: Chris Gehrz and Mark Pattie III’s “The Pietist Option”

One of my first weeks at InterVarsity Press, a curious manuscript crossed my desk. A book on Pietism. And not even a merely historical study, but one that purported to connect Pietist ideas to day-to-day life in the 21st century. Though I might have been initially dubious, as I read it, I got more and …

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People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

Christians are People of the Book. But the Bible doesn’t actually call us “people of the book.” That phrase isn’t in Scripture. It comes from the Koran. Islam refers to Jews and Christians as people of the book. The Koran says “If only the People of the Book had faith, it would be better for …

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Demystifying Copyediting

Demystifying Copyediting

This summer Ruth Goring, of the University of Chicago Press, came to IVP to lead a copyediting workshop for some of our editorial staff. Ruth used to work in IVP’s editorial department some years ago, and she still does some freelance copyediting for us from time to time. According to our freelancer database, Ruth is …

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From the Publisher: A Year in Review

From the Publisher: A Year in Review

A small, hand-stitched wall hanging has adorned my offices throughout most of my thirty-four years as a bookseller and publisher of books in the Christian tradition. The gift of a former colleague, its message is drawn from a portion of a Jewish proverb attributed to an 18th century rabbi. The print simply says: In remembrance …

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What Can Movies Teach Us About Prayer?

What Can Movies Teach Us About Prayer?

“Movies can be many things: escapist experiences, historical artifacts, business ventures, and artistic expressions, to name a few. I’d like to suggest that they can also be prayers.” This is how Josh Larsen, co-host of the popular WBEZ-Chicago podcast Filmspotting, explains our relationship to the silver screen. In his new book Movies Are Prayers, he …

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A Wannabe Librarian Attends the ALA Conference

A Wannabe Librarian Attends the ALA Conference

I was thirteen when I first worked as a volunteer in a library. I loved everything about it. The variety of materials, the organization, the quiet, the possibilities! The head librarian was smart, witty, strong, decisive, and I admired her greatly. I decided then that I wanted to be a librarian and worked at my …

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