Our aim here at The Good Book Company is to resource local churches and Christian believers with the Bible-centred tools they need to be effective witnesses for Christ.
We are ministry-minded, but we are not a charity - we want to serve and support churches in their work for the gospel, not take support away from them. We also take seriously the call to bring the gospel of Christ to the whole world. That's why we recycle our profits into projects that seek to share the mass of Bible resources we have with our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world (read more about the way we recycle profits). There are three arms to our operation: publishing, retailing and giving back.
Our name says it all. Here at The Good Book Company we believe that God's growth process for individuals and churches starts with us clearly hearing God's voice in Scripture. Therefore our aim is to produce resources which put the word of God in the driving seat, helping Christians to open up the Bible for themselves.
We strive to provide resources that:
Whether you're a church minister, a humble Bible-study group leader, looking after a wild group of teenagers on a Sunday night or serving God in more behind-the-scenes roles, you need to be refreshed in your thinking and equipped for service if you are to stay energised and effective in the work of the gospel. We hope that you will find a host of helpful tools in our range of materials now available in the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
We also want to add value to our resources by providing free video downloads and promotional material, such as trailers, as well as talks from some of the fantastic events we are involved with (see the TGBC App for talks).
We sell all our titles online, as well as a hand-picked selection of those from other publishers that align with our statement of faith. We also sell our resources through other channels, such as bookshops. We are keen to support bookshops because of the unique ministry opportunities they have on Britain's high streets. Our prices are competitive whilst realistic so that we can keep investing in high quality resources, recycling profits, and ensuring that as many buying channels as possible remain open so that you have the widest possible choice.
Another channel is working in partnership with churches to help them get the right resources directly into church members' hands. Take a look at our bookstall service—and for bulk and other special discounts, do contact us and we can set up a dedicated church account for you.
We want to provide a hub of information for both people in ministry and church members. Take a look at The Good Book Hub for jobs and apprenticeships as well as conferences, courses and events that will be helpful to your Christian life and ministry. We offer a conference booking service, so if you are running an event, do get in touch with us.
We are committed to bringing the gospel of Christ to the whole world. There are four main areas that we concentrate on as we seek to put our profits to good use: translating exisitng resources, producing Pray, Prepare, Preach study guides to help preachers in the majority world teach the Bible, selling Kipepeo greetings cards, and producing essential yet unprofitable ministry resources. Buying directly from us helps us to achieve all this. For more information, please check out our partners page.
We didn't always have international reach — The Good Book Company started in 1991 in the boss' living room. Since then, it's grown to 25 members of staff in our South-West London offices and a new US office. We're a collection of Anglican, Baptist, Congregational and Free Church evangelicals united in our aim to support and encourage the spread of the gospel by providing resources that help Christians grow in their understanding and love of the Lord Jesus Christ. (We have a football team as well!)
We always enjoy linking up with other gospel-focused ministries and organisations and are particularly excited by our partnership with Christianity Explored. And we don’t just produce books. The Good Book Company is also dedicated to training and equipping Christians through conferences and our distance-learning college, The Good Book College.
Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon once remarked that, "the gospel is like a caged lion. It does not need to be defended, it just needs to be let out of its cage". That is the foundational thinking behind everything we aim to do. We create and promote resources that help people to engage with the word of God, certain in the knowledge that God will be at work transforming people’s lives as they dig deep into his "good book".
This is who we are, and we hope to serve the Lord by serving you. If you have specific questions about us or our work, please contact us.
To read our Statement of Faith, please click here.