Books can be more than just casual reading—if you let them, they can serve as a catalyst for action and growth. Addressing the important topics we're facing today, IVP books are known for thoughtful, scriptural, culturally engaged content.
While many saw a confident, six-foot-five Black man, A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason lived most of his life deeply wounded by encounters with violence, abandonment, and family tragedy. Tracing how the art of Jay-Z gave voice to his own longings and how the gospel of Jesus brought him healing, A. D.'s powerful story gives you permission to be Black, to be Christian, and to be the person God has made you to be.
Belonging has never come easy to me. But the way Jesus tells it, if we give up on belonging in order to follow him, we'll find ourselves belonging anyway—we'll belong like aliens. Maybe you're caught in the same tension as me, wanting to fit somewhere even as you're permanently out of place. Maybe you feel like an alien. If so, let's be aliens together.
How do we actually pursue the flourishing of our neighborhoods? This field guide walks you through a simple, powerful process for blessing your own neighborhood, with six sessions on discovering the gifts of your community, imagining the possibilities, and pursuing the common good. Exercises and assessments provide practical tools for bringing your hopes into concrete reality.
Number of Studies: 6
Meghan Tschanz was radically changed after witnessing the violence and oppression experienced by women around the globe. She also became keenly aware of how her own Christian culture was often complicit in the problem. As you read Meghan's transformative story, you'll be inspired to amplify your voice, confront injustice, and discover a biblical standard for gender equality.
In this eight-session companion study guide to Lead Like It Matters to God, Richard Stearns explores seventeen values that will transform your leadership. This dynamic guide also provides discussion starters for groups about how values-driven leadership improves our witness for Christ, influences culture, and creates healthy workplaces.
Number of Studies: 8