Books, Booklets, & Curricula
We are committed to publishing well-written and beautifully produced works that are affordable in cost and represent a significant value and contribution to the spiritual benefit of the church and her membership. Some of our publications have sold quickly and well, while others have taken several years to pay for themselves in terms of the costs involved in publishing them. But every title that we have produced has been of spiritual benefit to the body of Christ.
We are also committed to our authors. Our authors are the heart and soul of our publishing ministry. Learn more about our authors here, where you will find photos, bios, and links to their personal blogs and websites.
About Our Publishing ImprintsWe publish our books under different imprints, each with a particular purpose and emphasis in content. These are our current imprints (though we have new imprints in the works):
Doulos ResourcesOur primary publishing imprint, which shares our ministry’s name, is focused on building resources specifically for the leaders of the local church. Doulos Resources books and curricula empower church leaders to teach the truths of the faith more effectively and to equip their flocks with tools for spiritual growth.
Whether it is a book about a specific theological topic, a guide for a spiritual discipline, a reference work to make Bible study more straightforward, or a curriculum to allow a congregation to be taught more effectively, all of the books published under the Doulos Resources imprint are accessible, affordable, and designed to strengthen the church.
To learn more about our Doulos Resources titles, follow these links:
Kalos PressAfter a few years of serving the church through a publishing ministry, we recognized that one truly needful thing is good literature. As we looked around at the books offered to Christians (and to the world generally) in categories such as fiction, Christian Living, devotional materials, and other more literary kinds of books, we realized that there was a shortage of high-quality offerings.
We started Kalos Press as an imprint to better meet the need for good literary works with a Christian voice. Kalos is a New Testament Greek word that means beauty in both form and function. We believe that good writing can be an instrument of spiritual transformation, and we aim to produce beautiful work toward that end with each title we publish through Kalos Press.
To learn more about our Kalos Press titles, visit the Kalos Press website.
Kleros BooksOur newest imprint is actually a continuation of an effort that we began early on: the reprinting of great books that still have benefit to the church, but that have fallen out of print.
Kleros is another word from New Testament Greek, meaning inheritance. Great literature is part of our inheritance from previous generations of Christ's church, and we want to steward that inheritance wisely and faithfully; bringing these great titles back into wide availability is one key step in utilizing our inheritance well.
To learn more about our Kleros Books titles, visit the Kleros Books website.
Imprints in DevelopmentThe following are imprints we are building now! We plan to debut titles under these imprints in the next 12 to 18 months.
Areopagus PressWe have recognized some areas of academic writing that we believe have gaps in "needful" areas. To meet these, we plan to launch Areopagus Press in late 2014.
The Areopagus, also called "Mars Hill," was a large stone hilltop that was widely used as a gathering-place in New Testament times; it was here that Paul, the apostle, spoke to the philosophers and thinkers of Athens, inviting them to know the "unknown god" that he proclaimed to them. Much as Paul entered into discourse with these learned men, our hopes for Areopagus Press is that we will enable a winsome, discursive, dialogical means for conveying complex ideas in an academic setting.
Matheteia PressChristian Education is an area of huge interest—and much like academic publishing, there are plenty of other presses striving to meet the needs of buyers. Nevertheless, this is another area where we hope to offer some innovative approaches, and we expect to launch our Christian Education press, Matheteia, in 2014.
Following our pattern of using biblical Greek words, Matheteia holds the sense of learning, as in "making oneself a disciple." Our efforts in educational publishing will likewise strive toward encouraging the love and practices of learning.