Publisher of the Month: Saint Andrew Press

As the publishing house of the Church of Scotland, Saint Andrew Press has a exciting and varied catalogue of around 200 titles. Ranging from books that explore the Christian faith in thought-provoking and inspiring ways to cultural titles such as Notes on Bach, the BBC's The Scots at Sea and the biography My Father: Reith of the BBC, the Saint Andrew Press list continues to broaden its appeal whilst maintaining the highest standards of content, and production.

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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.

Our future publishing programme will continue to aim to engage with a wide range of issues. 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.

We are really excited by our 2008 programme which will include our first foray into audiobooks with Jamie Stuart reading his perennial bestseller, A Glasgow Bible and a CD of Marista Leishman’s My Father: Reith of the BBC. My Father will also be going into paperback format and the great content of William Barclay’s Bible commentaries is going to be collected and cut into manageable ‘Insights’ on individual topics, from Christmas to the Lord’s Prayer, for a new generation to learn from and enjoy. 2008 also sees the fortieth anniversary of the ordination of women to the ministry in the Church of Scotland and to celebrate Saint Andrew Press will be publishing A Worship Anthology: A Collection of Worship Resources by Women Ordained to Word and Sacrament. Later in the year, we look forward to publishing an illustrated Children’s Bible and an exciting new collection of short stories written by students on the prestigious creative writing MLitt course at Glasgow University called (In)Fidelity. With these and another dozen titles scheduled, 2008 promises to be one of the most exciting years yet for Saint Andrew Press.

  • Cover scan of My Father
    My Father: Reith Of The BBC - Marista Leishman - Hardback
    John Reith is the father of our media age. He was also the father of Marista, whose account of the great heights and desperate depths of being in Reith's life unfolds in this biography.
  • Cover scan of The Scots At Sea
    The Scots At Sea: Celebrating Scotland's Maritime History - Hardback
    Based on a BBC Scotland TV series, this text celebrates the most important aspects of Scotland's maritime story and explores the ways in which the unique Scottish character has been shaped and influenced by its turbulent relationship with the sea.

January 2008

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