Baker Publishing Group

Baker Publishing Group
Status Active
Founded 1939
Founder Herman Baker
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Distribution North America
Imprints Bethany House, Revell, Baker Books, Baker Academic, Chosen and Brazos Press
Official website

Baker Publishing Group is an Evangelical Christian book publisher based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has six subdivisions: Bethany House, Revell, Baker Books, Baker Academic, Chosen and Brazos Press.


The company was founded in 1939, by Herman Baker. The company has published Christian books that discuss many issues, from family life to theology, within a broadly evangelical framework.[1] Baker publishes books and ministry resources for pastors and church leaders, concentrating on topics such as preaching, worship, pastoral ministries, counseling and leadership. Baker also publishes for lay Christians on topics such as discipleship, spirituality, encouragement, relationships, marriage, parenting and the intersection of Christianity and culture.[2]

Since 1990, Baker has been the North American distributor for Cambridge University Press Bibles.[3]

In April 2014 Baker announced that it is acquiring Regal Books from Gospel Light.[4]


Bethany House

Main article: Bethany House

Bethany House is a publisher of Christian fiction, nonfiction and children's books. It is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The express mission of Bethany House is to help Christians apply biblical truth in all areas of life — whether through a well-told story, a challenging devotional, or the message of an illustrated children's book.[5]

Fleming H. Revell Company

The Revell publishing business was established in 1870 by Christian Evangelist D.L. Moody and his brother-in-law, Fleming H. Revell. The two men identified a market for practical books that would help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. In 1992, the Fleming H. Revell Company of Grand Rapids, was absorbed by Baker.[6] Published authors include Abraham Cressy Morrison.[7]

Published works


The Chosen publishing enterprise began in 1971. In 1985, the company was absorbed into the Revell publishing Group. When Revell was bought by Baker, the Chosen imprint remained as a distinct unit within the newly expanded company.[8]

Brazos Press

Brazos Press is a publisher of theology and theologically-based cultural criticism, with an orientation toward postliberal viewpoints within mainline Protestantism.[9]


Further reading

Byle, Ann. (2014). The Baker Book House Story Grand Rapids: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0801016585

Fisher, Allan. (1995). Fleming H. Revell Company: The First 125 Years, 1870-1995. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell. ISBN 978-0-8007-5585-0

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