Heart. Soul. Mind. Strength.: An Anecdotal History of InterVarsity Press, 1947-2007

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InterVarsity Press, Nov 21, 2006 - Religion - 232 pages
"Some publishers tell you what to believe. Other publishers tell you what you already believe. But InterVarsity Press helps you believe," says J. I. Packer. As an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, InterVarsity Press serves those in the university, the church and the world by publishing resources that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of life. The history of twentieth-century evangelicalism cannot be understood apart from the authors and books that shaped it. Leading figures like apologist Francis Schaeffer, theologian J.I. Packer and pastor-scholar John Stott helped a generation of church leaders to think more biblically. Landmark books such as Ron Sider's Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and James W. Sire's The Universe Next Door challenged Christians to engage the world around them. For many who took their Christianity seriously, the authoritative voice of evangelical Christianity came through one influential book publisher--InterVarsity Press. Andy Le Peau and Linda Doll provide an anecdotal history of InterVarsity Press, from its origins as the literature division of a campus ministry to its place as a prominent evangelical publishing house. Chronicled here are the stories, people and events that made IVP what it is today. Recording good times and bad, celebrations and challenges alike, they place IVP in its historical context and demonstrate its contribution to modern evangelical Christianity. Distinctive as a leading publisher of thoughtful Christian books, IVP stands as a model of holistic, integrative Christianity for the whole person--heart, soul, mind and strength.
 

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Contents

Joseph Bayly
26
The Sixties
33
How Times Have Changed
34
IVP and Harold Shaw Publishers
41
Jim Carlson
48
The Seventies
54
A Building with a History
57
The Frankfurt Book Fair
64
International Rights and Translations
108
The Early Nineties
114
Controversial Books
126
Fifty Years of Publishing
143
The Late Nineties
146
The Gray Box
156
Heart Soul Mind Strength 2000 and Beyond
165
Tag Lines
170

Typesetting
71
The Early Eighties
79
Over the Transom
81
Herbie and the Birdies
90
The Late Eighties
98
Times Other Influential IVP Authors
184
IVPs Gold Medallion Book Awards 19822005
196
Bibliography
217
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Andrew T. Le Peau is editorial director of InterVarsity Press, where he has worked since 1975. He is the coauthor of James and Ephesians in the LifeGuideŽ Bible Study series and the author of Paths of Leadership. Now retired, Linda Doll previously served in many capacities within the literature division of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, including editor of HIS magazine and director of InterVarsity Press.

Linda Doll served as director of InterVarsity Press and editor of HIS magazine. She is now retired.

Robert A. (Bob) Fryling is publisher of InterVarsity Press (Westmont, Illinois) and Vice President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Madison, Wisconsin). He writes, speaks and teaches in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership, Christian faith and culture. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Alice, an author and spiritual director. Together they have co-authored three books.

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