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Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:16 PM America/New_York

Bob-Fryling-IntervarsityInterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s search for the new publisher for InterVarsity Press (IVP) officially began Friday. Last October, Publisher Bob Fryling announced he would retire in June 2016.

InterVarsity seeks a new publisher who is inspired by IVP’s rich publishing heritage and excited to lead innovation and growth in a rapidly changing publishing environment.

Jim Lundgren, interim president of InterVarsity, commented on Fryling’s legacy at IVP.

“Bob has built a strongly unified and gifted leadership team that has led InterVarsity Press to flourish,” Lundgren said. “IVP continues to be recognized as a leading publisher of thoughtful Christian books. From rigorous academic texts to practical small group discussion guides and from incisive cultural analyses to invitations to spiritual formation, IVP titles serve the campus, the church and the world.”

Despite recent years being some of the most challenging in publishing history, IVP has remained financially healthy and has been certified as a “Best Christian Workplace” for six consecutive years.

Fryling commented on the future of IVP.

“The tremendous breadth and depth of what IVP publishes is a tangible expression of the body of Christ serving her Lord in all of life,” Fryling said. “Because IVP is rooted in both the university world and in a missional movement, it will always seek truth while demonstrating grace in being a winsome witness in the world. I trust that the future of IVP will always be inextricably linked with pursuing God’s kingdom here on earth.”