Grace Publication Trust is a not for profit organisation that exists to glorify God by making the truth of Godís Word (as declared in the Baptist Confessions of 1689 and 1966) clear and understandable, so that:
In prayerful dependence on God, we seek to achieve this purpose by:
The Word of God is the foundation of everything that Grace Publications Trust does and the way we do it. This means that we will aim:
One of the primary reasons for establishing Grace Publications Trust was to publish books that promote Baptist principles. These have included titles such as Special Children: a theology of childhood and I Want To Be Baptised (both by Eric Lane); Baptism by Brian Russell; and Should Babies Be Baptised? by T.E. Watson.
Probably the most influential area of Grace Publications Trustís publishing programme is a series of simplified and abridged Christian classics. The aim is to make great works from the past more accessible to modern readers. They provide the essence of great Christian works of the past in language that is both contemporary and simple.
These small paperbacks, with short chapters, have proved to be a great introduction to Christian classics for busy people who donít have the time or the inclination to work their way through the originals, as well as for people whose native language is not English. There are now over 20 titles in the series, ranging from Lutherís Bondage of the Will and Calvinís Institutes, through Puritan authors like John Owen and Jonathan Edwards, to nineteenth century writers such as J.C. Ryle.
A third aspect of Grace Publications Trustís publishing work is a series of books on church history, entitled ď2000 Years of Christís PowerĒ. The author is Dr. Nick Needham, who teaches church history at the Highland Theological College. Three volumes are available so far, covering the early church; the medieval period; and the renaissance and reformation. Dr. Needham writes very clearly, and these books are a superb introduction to the subject, written for ordinary Christians rather than specialist historians.
Over the years, a variety of other books have also been published by Grace Publications. These include doctrinal, evangelistic and biographical books from contemporary authors (not all of whom are Baptists). We welcome offers of new manuscripts that fit in with our purpose (see above) and would also like to hear from anyone who would like to propose and help in the simplification of an older classic. However, we recommend that you contact one of the editors (email email@example.com) with your suggestions before embarking on a major writing project. It may be that someone else is already working on something similar! We will not be able to guarantee acceptance of a manuscript until we have seen the final version but we may be able to offer some advice on the suitability of the proposed book and can also provide some guidelines on style and format. This can save time for everyone at a later stage in the editorial process.
Grace Publications Trust also produces daily Bible-reading notes, the Geneva Bible Notes.