In partnership with InterVarsity Press, we are pleased to offer a line of books authored by a diverse range of theological practitioners. The books in this series are selected based on the important ways in which they address and embody our values of:

  • Comprehensive Mutuality: Advancing the partnered voice and leadership of women and men among the beautiful diversity of the body of Christ across the lines of race, culture and theological heritage.
  • Hopeful Witness: Advancing a way of being the people of God in the world that reflects an unwavering and joyful hope in the lordship of Christ in the church and over all things.
  • Church in Mission: Advancing a vision of the local church in which our identity and the power of our testimony is found and expressed though our active participation in God’s mission in the world.

These books make a unique contribution to the equipping of Christian leaders for fuller and more faithful participation in God’s mission amid the challenges and opportunities of our day.

Read the original announcement about this strategic partnership here. Additional books will be added on an ongoing basis.


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Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry by Tara Beth Leach

Women are central to the mission of God. Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of her denomination's flagship church, issues a stirring call for a new generation of women in ministry: to teach, to preach, to shepherd, and to lead. Providing practical advice and encouragement, Leach shows how God not only permits women to minister—he emboldens, empowers, and unleashes them to lead out of the fullness of who they are.

Embrace: God's Radical Shalom for a Divided World by Leroy Barber

God's call to the church is to love not just those who are easy to love, but also those we would rather avoid or ignore. Leroy Barber, a leading voice in reconciliation and justice, provides a rousing exhortation to build relationships across barriers, offering practical advice on how to do so. Embrace the challenge to show a divided world the bridge-building power of God's love.

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission by David Fitch

How can the church engage the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture? Offering seven distinct spiritual practices, David Fitch helps you re-envision church, what you do in the name of church, and the way you lead a church. Reimagine the church as the living embodiment of Christ, reflecting God's faithful presence to a desperate world.

God is Stranger: Finding God in Unexpected Places by Krish Kandiah

Who is God?

Krish Kandiah offers us a fresh look at some of the difficult, awkward, and even troubling Bible passages, helping us discover that when God shows up unannounced and unrecognized, that’s precisely when big things happen. God Is Stranger challenges us to replace our sanitized concept of God with a more awe-inspiring, magnificent and majestic, true-to-the-Bible God. Allow yourself to be surprised by God as you find him in unexpected places doing the unexpected.

Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant to be Simple by Krish Kandiah

Many of us have big questions about God that the Christian faith seems to leave unanswered. But what if that tension is exactly where faith comes alive? Paradoxology boldly claims that the paradoxes that seem to undermine belief are actually the heart of our vibrant faith, and it is only by continually wrestling with them that God is most clearly revealed.

Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations about Sexuality and Spirituallity by Debra Hirsch

Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the volatile topics of sexuality, relationships, identities, orientations and even gender. With a pastor's heart and a missiologist's mind, Debra Hirsch helps us discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world.

The Church as Movement: Starting & Sustaining Missional-Incarnational Communities by JR Woodward & Dan White

JR Woodward and Dan White Jr. have trained church planters all over North America. In this interactive field manual, they help you and your team gain eight key competencies crucial for church planting so that you can create churches that flourish and launch their own sustainable missional and incarnational congregations.

White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White by Daniel Hill

You may be white, but don't think you have no culture. Charting his own journey toward understanding his white identity, Daniel Hill shows us the seven stages we encounter on the path to cultural awakening. This timely book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.