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About Us

Who We Are

Herald Press is a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith. We reach a broad spectrum of readers—from evangelical, mainline, and Anabaptist backgrounds—and offer a “third way” approach between the sometimes contentious camps of the culture wars.

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Herald Press books regularly garner reviews and mention in venues such as Publishers Weekly, Sojourners, and the Christian Century, and two recent books won Christianity Today book awards: Christian. Muslim. Friend. by David Shenk (category of Missions/Global Church) and God’s Country by Brad Roth (Award of Merit).

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Recent authors have been featured and/or mentioned in outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Century, Focus on the Family radio, Woman’s Day, and Thriving Family magazine, Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast, Faith Radio Network, The Art of Simple, and Relevant.

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Herald Press is the trade book imprint of MennoMedia, an agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. Mennonites have long been known for their emphasis on Christ-centered discipleship, community, and peace, and today Herald Press seeks to acquire books that emphasize these themes through a lens of faith. We actively seek authors both from within and outside the Mennonite and Anabaptist traditions.

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The Believers Church Bible Commentary Series

Published for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for today, the
Believers Church Bible Commentary Series is based on the conviction that God is still speaking to all who will listen, and that the Holy Spirit makes the Word a living and authoritative guide for all who want to know and do God’s will.

Believers Church Bible Commentary authors and editors: Download the BCBC Handbook and view the Scripture Indexes List.

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Information for Authors

Herald Press publishes thoughtful, probing, and inspiring books that celebrate and challenge readers to faithful, committed Christian living. Recent and forthcoming Herald Press authors represent a broad spectrum of Christian faith; they include Bruxy Cavey, Osheta Moore, Drew Hart, Ron Sider, Palmer Becker, Meghan Good and Hope Helmuth.

Recent endorsers and foreword writers include Sarah Bessey, Christena Cleveland, Michelle Alexander, Leonard Sweet, Gregory Boyd, Rosalynn Carter, Andrew Farley, Sandra van Opstal, and Glennon Doyle Melton.

Book Proposal Submissions

We solicit and accept manuscript proposals in the areas of:

  • Peace, justice, and other social issues
  • Church life and missions
  • Biblical studies, theology and ethics
  • Pastoral and lay leadership resources
  • Christian living, meditations, and personal experience
  • Church history and culture
  • Mennonite and Amish life and thought
  • Cookbooks with a faith perspective

Terms and Procedures for Submissions

When submitting a book proposal, please follow these guidelines:

  • Completed proposal form
  • One-paragraph summary of the book
  • Table of contents and one-or-two sentence summary of each chapter
  • Two of the book’s chapters; include the first chapter and one additional chapter
  • Name of Bible version used (such as NRSV)
  • Résumé or brief statement of author’s educational, publishing, religious, professional, and community involvements

*Authors should review the Author’s Guide and the MennoMedia Supplement to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Send electronic submissions to:

Elisabeth
Ivey

ElisabethI@mennomedia.org

We work to respond to all submissions within six months. If your proposal has potential for Herald Press, a finished manuscript will be requested. Because of the volume of manuscripts we receive, we are unable to comment in detail on all manuscripts.

We no longer accept hard copy submissions.

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Our Leadership

Need to chat with someone on the Herald Press team? Introduce yourself and they’ll be in touch shortly.

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Amy Gingerich
Publisher

Laura Leonard

Laura Leonard
Acquisitions Editor

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Elisabeth Ivey
Managing Editor

Have any questions? Give us a call.