2018 InterVarsity Press Readers’ Choice Awards
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2018 Readers’ Choice Winners
Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores
by Dominique DuBois Gilliard
The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.
Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity
by Kenneth Boa
It’s hard to discern God’s presence amid the hubbub of modern life. But experiencing God is not just for the super-spiritual—every Christian can learn to cultivate a greater awareness of God in the everyday. Sharing dozens of practical exercises and disciplines, Ken Boa offers a contemporary guide to practicing the presence of God, revealing how we can deepen our walk with God and abide in his presence.
An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich: Explorer’s Guides
by Veronica Mary Rolf
Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.
Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put
by José Humphreys
Church leaders need to show up, stay put, and see what God is doing in their midst. Pastor José Humphreys recognizes how deeply our faith is tied to our particular stories in our particular places. Combining spiritual formation with activism, vivid narrative with exhortation, and realism with hopefulness, Humphreys offers pastors and church planters a thoughtful look at discipleship in a complex world.
The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships
by Suzanne Stabile
How do we understand the motivations and dynamics of the different personality types we see in our intimate partners, our friends, or in our professional lives? This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships.
Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up
by Kathy Khang
It can be hard to speak up when power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God, showing how we can raise our voices for the sake of God’s justice. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others.
Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post–Civil Rights Context
by Daniel White Hodge
Even though the North American context is changing, most missiological approaches continue under colonialist assumptions. Focusing on the framework of Hip Hop theology, Daniel White Hodge shows us how to radically engage with emerging adult populations, critiquing the impaired missiology of imperialist and white supremacist approaches to modern, urban short-term missions.
Redeemed Sexuality: 12 Sessions for Healing and Transformation in Community
by Andrew A. Boa
Foreword by William M. Struthers
Sexual brokenness permeates our culture and is often a source of fear, shame, or secret sin for emerging adults within the church. But as we experience love, joy, and intimacy with God and others, sexual shame and sin lose their power. Incorporating peer-to-peer leadership, this small group curriculum invites us to seek sexual maturity and discipleship in the context of community.
Congratulations to all!
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