MicroShifts recognized by 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards


CHICAGO, May 2020—The 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards announced this year’s winning titles, including Loyola Press’s MicroShifts: Transforming Your Life One Step at a Time by Gary Jansen (February 2019).

was recognized as the bronze medalist in the Inspirational/Spiritual category. The book has become even more relevant to readers during the coronavirus pandemic, when people have been looking for ways to motivated spiritually as well as notice positivity in life day-to-day during a strange time of isolation.

Jansen blends masterful storytelling and dozens of practical tips in the book while suggesting simple, small changes, “microshifts,” across many aspects of our lives—everything from how we sleep to how we deal with the incessant chatter in our own heads—to generate big results physically, mentally, and spiritually.

“I wrote MicroShifts as a love letter to my two sons, but also as a love letter to anyone who struggles with existence. Saying life can be tough is an understatement, but by taking small steps and making small changes in how we think and act we can create big changes. MicroShifts isn’t about cultivating good habits, it’s about inspiring people to see the sacred in all the life around us,” author Gary Jansen said.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to titles by independent authors and publishers.

For more information on MicroShifts or an interview with the author, please contact Mandy Lemos at lemos@loyolapress.com.

Visit our shop to learn more about the award-winning books.

About Loyola Press

An apostolate of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Loyola Press embraces the Jesuit passion for helping people find God in all things. We continue the Jesuit tradition of excellence and service by providing inspiring faith-filled content for children and adults and by being people for others.

Follow Loyola Press on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.