Chalice Press talks trends and upcoming titles with Publishers Weekly

Chalice Press, an imprint of the Christian Board of Publication (CBP), is among a handful of Christian publishers that met with the religion and spirituality writers from Publishers Weekly, among the most influential publications in the literary industry.


A follow-up article by Publishers Weekly noted Chalice Press “has turned toward issues-oriented books—on topics such as racism and income inequality—by ‘prophets of the 21st century’.”

CBP/Chalice President Brad Lyons and Marketing Director Steve Knight met March 15 in New York City with the magazine’s publisher and editorial staff – a rare opportunity in the Christian publishing market that is inundated with denominational, independent, commercial, and non-profit publishers of all sizes and theological slants.

“Being invited to represent the Christian publishing industry is quite an honor, and an important milestone,” Lyons says. “It shows we’re making a difference, and people are noticing.

“We serve Disciples every day, but we see our work as bringing the Disciples values of equality and inclusiveness into an industry that too often espouses shallow theology or social-morality agendas.”

For more than a century, CBP has been the publishing house of the Stone-Campbell Movement that has evolved into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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Christian Board of Publication (CBP) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1911. CBP publishes resources inviting all people into deeper relationship with God, equipping them as disciples of Jesus Christ, and sending them into ministries as the Holy Spirit calls them. The resources of CBP highlight faith and spirituality, social justice, congregational life, theology, and outdoor ministry tools.