In 1894 our founder, D. L. Moody, got fed up with the lack of affordable Christian books. Determined to make evangelical reading materials available to everyone—including the poor and imprisoned—he formed the Bible Institute Colportage Association (BICA). By creating an innovative printing strategy, he was able to sell books for 25 cents each, beginning with All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon. That first book is still in our line over 115 years later.
By the time BICA became Moody Publishers in 1941, almost 34 million copies of sermons, Bible teaching, doctrinal books, and New Testaments had been published, and over 43 million gospel tracts had been distributed. In the nearly eight decades since, Moody Publishers has distributed more than 300 million books in over 71 languages and 130 countries around the world.
With an unwavering commitment to our founder’s vision—making Christian growth materials available to everyone—Moody Publishers continues to publish books and resources that glorify God, serve the church’s work of discipling all people, and make Jesus Christ known throughout the world.