is a Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...
publishing company that is focused on proclaiming the gospel message through its products. This vision is clearly stated within the company's mission statement. "Our mission is to educate and edify the Christian and to evangelize the non-Christian by ethically publishing conservative, evangelical Christian literature and other media for all ages around the world; and to help provide resources for Moody Bible Institute in its training of future Christian leaders."
In 1894, Moody Publishers was founded by Dwight L. Moody
Dwight Lyman Moody , also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts , the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers.-Early life:Dwight Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts to a large...
's vision to provide low-priced, high quality Christian books for young believers. Today Moody Publishers is known for many popular books and authors including Gary Chapman
Gary Demonte Chapman is a relationship counselor and author of the The 5 Love Languages series. He is the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc...
, Jerry B. Jenkins
Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye, Jenkins has written over 150 books, including romance novels, mysteries, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction...
, Tony Evans, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and John MacArthur.
Moody Publishers is home to two imprints: Northfield Publishing and Lift Every Voice Books, each designed for specific markets.
Moody Publishers (a not-for-profit organization) is a part of the Moody Bible Institute
Moody Bible Institute is a Christian institution of higher education and related ministries that was founded by evangelist and businessman Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. Since its founding, MBI's main campus has been located in the Near North Side of Chicago. MBI's primary ministries are education,...
of Chicago. All of the organization's excess revenue is given to fund the paid tuition program for MBI students who come from around the world to study and prepare for full-time Christian service.
Northfield Publishing was organized in the fall of 1992 to target the general trade market. Certain Christian phraseology and scriptural references are omitted in the books it publishes to avoid reader confusion. The line offers books covering such topics as finances, self-help, and relationships from a contemporary, yet biblical perspective. Leading the Northfield line is a Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages
Lift Every Voice
The second is Lift Every Voice Books (LEVB) is a joint imprint of Moody Publishers and the Institute for Black Family Development. "Lift Every Voice Books celebrates a rich culture and great heritage of faith based on the foundation of eternal truth-God's Word. Publishing culturally relevant books in the area of fiction, family life & relationships; and issues & culture, Lift Every Voice Books seeks to help millions of African Americans experience the power and amazement of a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ," said Roslyn Jordan, marketing manager of Lift Every Voice Books.
The LEVB imprint includes popular titles and authors like The Payton Skky
and Carmen Browne Series
by author Stephanie Perry Moore; A Heart of Devotion
, Zora's Cry
and the Truth About Love
by Tia McCollors; Crossing Jhordan
and A Love So Strong
by Kendra Norman Bellamy; and Taking Care of Business
and What to do When Your Money is Funny
by Lee Jenkins.