Tag: Church

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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An Interview with James Emery White, author of A Traveler’s Guide to the Kingdom

An Interview with James Emery White, author of A Traveler’s Guide to the Kingdom

  James Emery White takes his readers on a pilgrimage to some of the most important sites in the history of Christianity in his new book Traveler’s Guide to the Kingdom. From Martin Luther’s Wittenberg to The Eagle and Child Pub where C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other Inklings met, this book reflects on the …

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Picture This: The Reformation Commentary on Scripture

Picture This: The Reformation Commentary on Scripture

Thanks to Brannon Ellis, project editor for the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, for writing this post. What’s it like to read the Reformation Commentary on Scripture? How does it feel? I think one way to get a good handle on the character of the series is the metaphor of a conference or seminar. In my …

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Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Thank you to Jeff Crosby, Associate Publisher and Director of Sales & Marketing for this post. The Advent season we have just journeyed through is one in which our senses are often heightened beyond the norm: The fragrance of lit candles and the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; the taste of eggnog and the brilliance …

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Christ, Our Light

Christ, Our Light

A special thank you to Cindy Crosby, co-editor of the Ancient Christian Devotional series with Tom Oden and compiler of On the Way to the Cross. Every summer I work at a wilderness island, Isle Royale National Park, in Lake Superior close to the Canadian border. One thing I love about living so far north …

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The Reformation Commentary on Scripture is Here!

The Reformation Commentary on Scripture is Here!

Thanks to Nick Liao, IVP Academic sales and marketing manager, for today’s post. In 1995, theologian Tom Oden contacted InterVarsity Press about an idea for a unique biblical commentary—one that would present the writings of the church fathers on Scripture to a contemporary audience, with excerpts arranged by the books of the Bible. The result …

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William Wadé Harris and Other Christians You’ve Never Heard Of

William Wadé Harris and Other Christians You’ve Never Heard Of

When Clouds of Witnesses, the new book by Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom, appeared on my desk recently, I was intrigued by the premise: an up-close look at seventeen Christians from Africa and Asia who lived remarkable lives of faith and leadership. I scanned the chapter list and was also interested to note that I had not heard of any of these folks. Not the usual roster of heroes of the faith.