About Bethlehem Books
FOR THOSE of you who don't know us—Bethlehem Books is a small, home grown publishing company dedicated to restoring to children and families a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature. We are more than just a business. Our work springs from the heart of the Bethlehem Community of Benedictine Oblates, a lay group of families and single people which began in 1971.
Years of educating our children at home had acquainted us with libraries and second-hand stores and had shown us a wealth of good children's literature published during the last fifty years. To our pleased surprise this appreciation has developed into an actual "rescue mission" of reprinting a few of these good books which rest on solid moral values of a Christian Culture.
We publish tried and true historical fiction, adventure tales, biographies, and family stories which help children and young adults expand their imagination and understand the past. Over the years, we have watched many good books disappear from library shelves. In 1994 we launched our book apostolate to help remedy this situation. So far we have published over eighty books and are looking forward to reprinting many more.
Starting in the fall of 2011, we began to bring dozens of titles to our friends via the ebook format. Many of these titles we couldn't afford to bring back through the printed page but now the ebook revolution is making it possible to put into everyone's hands scores of good books that we would like to recommend. Most of our print titles are being converted also to ebook formats as well as dozens of other titles that provide literature to feed the imagination.