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InterVarsity Press commemorates 75th year Print Email
Monday, 09 August 2021 01:55 PM America/New_York

75 anniversaryInterVarsity Press kicked off its 75th anniversary in June by beginning a yearlong celebration of books and authors who have shaped culture, affected the church and changed lives. Leading figures and IVP authors such as evangelist Rebecca Manley Pippert, apologist Francis Schaeffer, theologian J. I. Packer and pastor-scholar John Stott helped a generation of church leaders think more biblically. Landmark books such as Ron Sider’s Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, James W. Sire’s The Universe Next Door and Your God Is Too White by Columbus Salley and Ronald Behm challenged Christians to engage the world around them. 

Throughout the coming yearlong celebration, IVP will share monthly stories about how individual books and authors have started and led historical discussions concerning missions, apologetics, spiritual formation, science, social justice, theology, politics, women in ministry and more.

“InterVarsity Press occupies a unique place in the Christian world—one that I believe is essential in a time when we are more divided than ever. IVP books offer diverse and sometimes intentionally contradictory positions,” said Cindy Bunch, IVP’s associate publisher and director of editorial. 

In celebration of the anniversary, IVP is releasing special editions of select iconic and bestselling books from its history. Between fall of 2019 and fall of 2023, IVP will release Signature Collection editions of 27 books and 13 Bible studies representing a broad range of authors, topics and genres.

Stan Jantz, president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association, said, “For 75 years InterVarsity Press has published compelling books that bring honor to Christ by cultivating the mind while simultaneously stirring the heart. My first encounter with InterVarsity came while I was in college through brilliant authors such as Os Guinness and Becky Pippert, who are still writing great books for—you guessed it—InterVarsity Press. Not content to rest on past success, this innovative publisher continues to discover and publish first-rate authors for new generations. That’s the mark of a great publisher. That’s the mark of InterVarsity Press.” 

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