Category: Inside IVP

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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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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Mama Loves All Her Babies the Same

Mama Loves All Her Babies the Same

One of the struggles I have when blogging about books here is my fear of appearing to favor some IVP titles over others. I have quite the opposite problem from that of another colleague in book publishing: the incomparable Bridget Jones.




Better Theology for [Your Job Here]

Better Theology for [Your Job Here]

I love books that urge you to read more books—and I say that honestly as a reader, not just because I work for a publisher. One of our new titles, Toddy Holeman’s “Theology for Better Counseling,” makes a particularly good case for reading more.




In Good Humor

In Good Humor

I heard a surprising comment about this blog the other day from one reader who knows me particularly well: my mom. (Hi, Mom!) She said, “One thing I can tell from reading your blog is that you’re having fun at your job.” Yes! It’s true. I’m thankful for the opportunity to experience joy in my work, and that reminds me of a string of quotations I’ve seen lately in IVP books for serious professionals.




IVP

IVP

While I’m still introducing myself, let me say a word about IVP, the organization I work for. That’s short for “InterVarsity Press,” and since I don’t want you to become confused, a little cheat-sheet of things that IVP does not stand for might be helpful.