Please enjoy these book interviews, featuring many of our author partners and emerging authors. Click on the author’s name to see the interview.

Recent Interviews

  • Kat Armas – “Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength”
  • David duChemin – marketing is not a dirty word
  • Elle Dowd – “Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist”
  • Jennifer Butler – “Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny”
  • Katelyn Beaty, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brazos Press, provides an update on their efforts toward increasing diversity in the books they publish
  • Brent Bill – “Hope and Witness in Dangerous Times”
  • Mitali Perkins – “Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh our Tired Souls”
  • Lil Copan – “Little Hours: A Novel”
  • Allie Pleiter – “My Daily Momentum Journals”
  • Drew Hart – “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance”
  • Tina Cho – a discussion of her four children’s books
  • Peter Friedrichs – “And the Stars Kept Watch”
  • Michelle Layer Rahal – “Straining Forward: One woman’s journey from oppression to redemption in the wake of the Vietnam War”
  • Carl McColman – “Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life”
  • Marilyn McEntyre – “Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies”
  • Cynthia Gipson Lee – “Women Crushing Mediocrity”
  • Jon Sweeney – “Thomas Merton: An Introduction to His Life, Teachings, and Practices”
  • Duke Kwon – “Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair”
  • Kate Rademacher – “Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World”
  • Justin R. Phillips – “Know Your Place: Helping White, Southern Evangelicals Cope with the End of The(ir) World”
  • Tonya May Avent – Chicken Soup for the Soul title “I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage, and Hope”
  • Denise Goosby – “Scarred Like Him: Seeing the Beauty in the Life You Live”
  • Carolyn Helsel – “Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism”
  • Jennifer Farmer – “First and Only: A Black Woman’s Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life”
  • Quantrilla Ard – Chicken Soup for the Soul title “I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage, and Hope”
  • Barbara Becker – “Heartwood: The Art of Living With the End In Mind”
  • Elizabeth Hagan – “Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together”
  • Kathy Izard – “The Last Ordinary Hour: Living life now that nothing will ever be the same“
  • Lamar Hardwick – “Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion”
  • Richard Lischer -“Just Tell the Truth: A Call to Faith, Hope, and Courage“
  • Becca Ehrlich – “Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living”
  • Terence Lester – “When We Stand: The Power of Seeking Justice Together”
  • Eileen Campbell-Reed – “Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life”
  • Eric Atcheson – “On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Faith-Based Toolkit for Economic Justice”
  • Jeaninne Stokes – several books including “Lessons from the Writing Wilderness: How I survived the journey to become a Christian author– and how you can too!”
  • James W. Murphy – “Faithful Investing: The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change”
  • Bishop C. Andrew Doyle – “Citizen: Faithful Discipleship in a Partisan World” and “Embodied Liturgy: Virtual Reality and Liturgical Theology in Conversation”
  • Interview with Elissa Schauer, leader of the new IVP kids imprint
  • Michelle Reyes – “Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead To Lasting Connections Across Cultures”
  • Horace Williams – “The Furnace of Affliction: How God Uses Our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose”
  • L. Gregory Jones and Andrew P. Hogue – “Navigating the Future: Traditioned Innovation for Wilder Seas”
  • Ross Murray – “Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Resources”
  • Philip Yancey – “A Companion in Crisis: A Modern Paraphrase of John Donne’s Devotions”
  • Troy Brand, Nicole Parker, Gena Thomas – The LEAD Anti-Racism Challenge: A 40-Day Journey
  • Bonnie O’Neil – “Chronic Hope: Raising a Child with Chronic Illness with Grace, Courage, and Love”
  • Tyler Sit – “Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers”
  • Diana Butler Bass – “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence”
  • Lydia Wylie-Kellerman – “The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World”
  • Rev. Dr. Lisa D. Robinson – “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: A Healing Guide for Black Women”
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama – “In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World” and “Borders and Belonging: The Book of Ruth: A story for our times”
  • Justin Hancock – “The Julian Way: A Theology of Fullness for All of God’s People”
  • Mark Schaefer – “Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for your Ideas, Business and Life Against All Odds”
  • Yolanda Pierce – “In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit”
  • Sophfronia Scott – “The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton”
  • Sharon Norris Elliott – “She Writes for Him: Black Voices of Wisdom”
  • Emily Joy Allison – “#ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing”
  • Steven Charleston – “Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage”
  • Sarah Bessey – “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal”
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow – “In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World”
  • Laura Mariko Cheifetz – “Race in America: Christians Respond to the Crisis”
  • Patrick Reyes – “The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive”
  • Crystal Cheatham – “The Deconstructionist Playbook”
  • Terry Glaspey – “Discovering God through the Arts: How We Can Grow Closer to God by Appreciating Beauty & Creativity”
  • Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner – “You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape”
  • Donna Fowler-Marchant – “Mothers in Israel: Methodist Beginnings Through the Eyes of Women”
  • Father James Martin – “Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone”
  • Kathryn Cosper – “The Defense Rests: Lessons Learned Through Illness and Grief”
  • Mel White – Mel is the author of several important books including “Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In America”
  • Susan P. Hunter – “77 Letters: Operation Morale Booster: Vietnam”
  • Sarah Griffith Lund – “Blessed Union: breaking the silence about mental illness and marriage”
  • Denise Williams – “Wellspring of Words”
  • Andy Rogers – “Dive In! Devotions for Kids: Go Deep with God. . .by Understanding His Word”
  • Lindsey Krinks – “Praying with Our Feet: Pursuing Justice & Healing on the Streets”
  • Toni Shiloh – “An Unlikely Proposal”
  • Kerry Connelly – “Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice”
  • Glenys Nellist – “‘Twas the Morning of Easter”
  • Marilyn McEntyre – “Where the Eye Alights: Phrases for the Forty Days of Lent”
  • Michael W. Waters – “Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey”
  • Lisa Deam – “3000 Miles to Jesus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life for Spiritual Seekers”
  • Amelia Dress – “The Hopeful Family: Raising Resilient Children in Uncertain Times”
  • Jemar Tisby – “How to Fight Racism”
  • Mako Fujimura – “Art + Faith: A Theology of Making”
  • April Stace – “White Knuckle Love: A Memoir of Holding”
  • Pam Ross – “Get Ready to Fly”
  • Nikki Harris – “The Power of Process”
  • Kari van Wakeren – “Unbalanced but Centered: Tending to Your Heart in the Frenzy of Life”
  • Rick Prashaw – “Soar, Adam, Soar”
  • Burton Laine – “Arya The Protector”
  • Kimberly Turner – “The Struggle Is Over”
  • Chip Bristol – “Spiritual Java: Daily Cups of Inspiration”
  • Brian McLaren – “Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It”
  • Barbara Brown Taylor – “Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far From Home”
  • Kathleen Long Bostrom – “The Worst Christmas Ever” and “Will You Be Friends with Me?”
  • Wes Granberg-Michaelson – “Without Oars: Casting Off into a Life of Pilgrimage”
  • Christian Piatt – “You Can’t Ask That! 50 Taboo Questions about the Bible, Jesus, and Christianity”
  • Candace Waller – “Good Things Come”
  • Josh Mosey – “Men of Valor: 3-Minute Devotions” and “Dare to Be a Brave Boy: A Devotional Journal for Adventurous Boys Growing in Faith” 
  • Emily Assell – “Chosen”
  • Nancy Gavilanes – “By Faith: Adventures and Reflections on Walking with God Here and Abroad”
  • Molly LaCroix – “Restoring Relationship: Transforming Fear into Love Through Connection”
  • Susan K. Smith – “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America”
  • Juanita Campbell Rasmus – “Learning to Be: Finding Your Center after the Bottom Falls Out”
  • Victoria McAfee – “Blessed is She”
  • Mary Potter Kenyon – “Called to Be Creative: A Guide to Reigniting Your Creativity”
  • Milton Brasher-Cunningham – “The Color of Together”
  • Natasha Frazier – “Fate (The Perfect Time for Love)”
  • Luci Shaw – “The Generosity”
  • Glenys Nellist – “Little Mole’s Christmas Gift”
  • Sharon Norris Elliott – “A Woman God Can Bless”
  • Chris Stedman – “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives”
  • Mark Feldmeir – “A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion”
  • Kate Rademacher – “Their Faces Shone: A Foster Parent’s Lessons on Loving and Letting Go”
  • Donna Olivia Owasu-Ansah – “Loves…Regardless”
  • Melynne Rust – “Common Spaces Between Us”

Featured Interviews

  • Barbara Brown Taylor – “Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far From Home”
  • Brian McLaren – “Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It”
  • Diana Butler Bass – “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence”
  • Jemar Tisby – “How to Fight Racism”
  • Mako Fujimura – “Art + Faith: A Theology of Making”
  • Philip Yancey – “A Companion in Crisis: A Modern Paraphrase of John Donne’s Devotions”
  • Michael W. Waters – “Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey”
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama – “In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World” and “Borders and Belonging: The Book of Ruth: A story for our times”
  • Justin Hancock – “The Julian Way: A Theology of Fullness for All of God’s People”
  • Mark Schaefer – “Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for your Ideas, Business and Life Against All Odds”
  • Sophfronia Scott – “The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton”
  • Steven Charleston – “Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage”
  • Marilyn McEntyre – “Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies”
  • Sarah Bessey – “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal”
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow – “In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World”
  • Father James Martin – “Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone”
  • Susan K. Smith – “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America”
  • Luci Shaw – “The Generosity”
  • Mark Feldmeir – “A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion”
  • Lamar Hardwick – “Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion”
  • Mel White – Mel is the author of several important books including “Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In America”
  • Kerry Connelly – “Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice”
  • Glenys Nellist – “‘Twas the Morning of Easter”
  • Marilyn McEntyre – “Where the Eye Alights: Phrases for the Forty Days of Lent”
  • Kathleen Long Bostrom – “The Worst Christmas Ever” and “Will You Be Friends with Me?”
  • Wes Granberg-Michaelson – “Without Oars: Casting Off into a Life of Pilgrimage”