Saint Andrew Press's 50th Birthday
Saint Andrew Press is celebrating 50 years as the publishing house of the Church of Scotland. Its wide and varied catalogue of around 200 titles ranges from books that explore the Christian faith in thought-provoking and inspiring ways to cultural titles such as Notes on Bach and the BBC's The Scots at Sea.
Founded in 1954 to promote the works of the highly popular theologian, William Barclay, Saint Andrew Press was launched with an immediate bestseller. Barclay's series of commentaries on The New Testament have sold over 17 million copies around the world and they continue to be popular in their updated 21st-century format. Saint Andrew Press has developed a list of titles, over the years, that aim to serve the Church of Scotland directly and also to represent the Church's broad nature within society as a whole.
In 2005, Saint Andrew Press and Scottish Christian Press merged and, as a result, Saint Andrew Press now publishes an even wider range of titles covering all that is best from both lists of titles.
Saint Andrew Press's future publishing programme will continue to aim to engage with a wide range of issues, at times bringing Christian perspective to the front pages of the newspapers, to television and to radio. Its titles will aim to help readers to discover, share and deepen their Christian faith and to explore spirituality, faith, culture and ethical and moral issues in today's world.