As both writers and readers, IVP authors find inspiration in books that have shaped their faith and influenced their calling. Check out the IVP Bookshelf video series to hear what they're reading and why these books mean so much to them.
Ebony S. Small, author of the new book The Leader in You, is the vice president of multiplication at PULSE and associate pastor at Bethel Gospel Assembly in New York City. She was formerly director of Movement Day Expressions with movement.org, where she was dedicated to catalyzing leaders to affect cities across the globe. She was selected as a Lausanne Younger Leader in 2016.
Marlena Graves is the author A Beautiful Disaster as well as the new book The Way Up Is Down. She has been a bylined writer for Christianity Today, (in)courage, womenleaders.com, and Our Daily Bread. An adjunct professor, Marlena holds an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Toledo, Ohio.
Irwyn L. Ince Jr. serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. He is the author of the new book The Beautiful Community, and in 2018 he was unanimously elected as the forty-sixth Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) General Assembly moderator—the first African American to hold the position. He and his wife, Kim, have have four children.