About YWAM Publishing
YWAM Publishing is committed to the production and distribution of books that encourage Christians to make a difference in a needy world. We specialize in books that focus on evangelism, educational training, prayer, discipleship, and mercy ministries.
When you order from YWAM Publishing, you're doing more than getting quality Christian materials. You're helping children and adults around the world through vital missions programs. YWAM's evangelism, training, and mercy ministries currently operate in more than 900 locations in over 140 countries and are staffed by more than 17,000 volunteers. A ministry of Youth With A Mission, YWAM Publishing is a nonprofit organization. A portion of every dollar you spend goes toward helping kids and adults in China, India, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Uganda, the Philippines, and other countries in need.
YWAM Publishing started printing tracts with one small printing press during an outreach to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The following year we began to print and distribute books to the Eastern Bloc countries. YWAM Publishing moved to Seattle in 1987, publishing only the Prayer Diary/Daily Planner. We now publish and distribute 150 of our own titles as well as over 2,000 books, videos, and CDs from other sources to individuals, bookstores, churches and ministry organizations all over the world.
The Christian Heroes series and the International Adventure series share exciting and inspiring stories of real people who have answered God's call to missions. Other books that address topics such as prayer, spiritual warfare, and Christian living, train and equip believers to effectively impact the world around them.
YWAM Publishing works in conjunction with Emerald Books, a publisher of Christian classics, devotionals, fiction, and resources for home schooling families.
(Emerald Books is not affiliated with emeraldbooks.com)
Founded in 1960, YWAM (YOUTH WITH A MISSION) is now a large interdenominational Christian ministry with 17,000 volunteer staff based in nearly 900 locations in over 140 countries.
Every year, tens of thousands of people from scores of nations are involved with YWAM’s mission on a short-term basis. From many different backgrounds and working in many different situations, YWAMers are united in their desire to be a part of changing people’s lives for the better.
YWAMers are dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilizing as many people as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission.
From outreach bases to the many Discipleship Training Schools to the five Mercy Ships that serve as floating hospitals, all YWAM projects and events stem from the three main strands that weave the mission together: Training and Education, Mercy Ministries, and Evangelism and Frontier Missions:
- Evangelism — Spreading God’s Word. YWAM workers are proclaiming Jesus in dozens of ways. Methods of evangelism are as varied and creative as the people God uses. YWAM workers may minister to the urban poor or reach out to university campuses, distribute free Bibles to Mexican homes or lead an outreach at international sporting events. In each evangelistic effort, we follow up with new Christians and link them with existing churches or fellowships whenever possible. Where there is no such local fellowship, we aid converts in developing one.
- Training — Preparing Christians to reach others. Multiplying our efforts by training and equipping workers is vital if we want to see the Great Commission completed. Recognizing the importance of this task, we provide a variety of ministry and discipleship training programs, from Schools of Evangelism to the multi-campus University of the Nations, on every continent.
- Mercy Ministries — YWAM’s Marine Reach are the maritime missions arm of YWAM. Marine Reach brings vital services and supplies to needy people in developing nations throughout the world. Using the “two hands of the Gospel” approach, with one hand the ship’s crew offers practical help through disaster relief and medical aid, while with the other hand shares the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.