Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Harvest House Publishers

This is our third installment in the "Publishers" series. (See here for Part I and Part II.) This week I've been talking about publishers that really stand out to me as producing consistently good reading materials.

One of my favorite publishers when I'm looking for something to inspire me, personally, is Harvest House Publishers. (Now, I'm a particular fan of their non-fiction books. However, Lauren & Melissa, my fellow staff writers at 5 Minutes for Books, are big fans of their fiction line. They DO have fiction books...but I'm going to focus on the non-fiction for this particular publisher highlight.)

I grew up on Elizabeth George (as I've talked about before) and Harvest House Publishers are the nice people who carry her books. Say hello to the nice people.

I have had the pleasure of reading a good number of their books and titles. Even when I'm not sure if I'm going to really connect with a particular author, something in the book always grabs me and gives me a good talking to. I'm pleasantly surprised and equally chastised every single time. Their work seems to be Biblically based and very solid so I have few to little hesitations when I see their new titles. They do run a lot of books by the same authors so it's easy to learn to trust them once you find an author in their line that you like. Furthermore, they are based a mere 45 minutes away from me and I'm very ashamed to say I've never been by their offices (although I confess the desire to at some point in time)! But enough talking. Here are some of their titles (all published in a trade paperback sort of style for easy reading):

They care about quality and seem to have happy, working relationships with their authors. This is evidenced by how long particular authors have stayed with them! I think they are a quality team who publish books on topics of relevance, particularly for women. I really enjoy their catalog of offerings and, if you are unfamiliar with it, hop on over to the Harvest House website and check them out!

In the meantime, here are some reviews of their books. You can click on the title to read the review.

Remarkable Women of the Bible, by Elizabeth George

Broken into Beautiful, by Gwen Smith

The Power of a Woman's Words, by Sharon Jaynes

1 comment:

Stephanie Kay said...

Thank you for doing this series! Honestly, I never paid much attention to who the publisher of a book was until I started blogging about books. Since then I've realized that I tend to like or dislike books by particular publishers and have started looking for or avoiding them.

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