Non-Profit Publishing: For Disciples, Not Money

10 Jan

Francis Chan is one of the newest hit names in theology non-fiction. He wrote bestsellers “Forgotten God” and “Crazy Love.” Last July, he published yet another thoughtful look into modern Christian life. This newest book, “Erasing Hell,” discusses what the Bible has to say about life after death and how we respond to it. I haven’t taken the time to pick this sure gold nugget up, but I got curious who was blessed enough to publish Chan’s work.

That’s how I found David C. Cook. “Dave” is a publisher of Christian resources in leadership and discipleship. But that’s not all! Yes, Dave is also a non-profit organization. It uses profit it makes from selling resources in more developed countries (such as the U.S.) to fund overhead costs while donations go directly to distributing discipleship resources to people in developed and underdeveloped countries who could not otherwise receive the materials either because of lack of money or access. In this way, Dave not only acts as a publisher and non-profit but runs its own international ministry that gives books and other materials to pastors, leaders, and sunday school teachers.

David C. Cook draws its mission statement from Matthew 28:19-20: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

As someone looking to enter the industry, it’s inspiring to see a Christian publishing house that puts forward the need to disciple Christians around the world before seeing a generous profit.


Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Publishers


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2 responses to “Non-Profit Publishing: For Disciples, Not Money

  1. Michael Bouterse

    January 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    What a need for global, multi-language publishing. So long as the Bible is the book we publish first. —MB


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