Fiction for the faithful: Denise Stinson's imprint, Walk Worthy Press, stakes out a future for Christian fiction - faith | Black Issues Book Review |
Denise Stinson, a highly successful literary agent whose clients have included Bishop T.D. Jakes and CeCe Winans, launched Walk Worthy Press in 1997 out of her own desire to read Christian fiction that she could not find elsewhere. Presenting material on the tough issues that African American Christians face every day, Walk Worthy, based in Michigan, is the No. 1 publisher of Christian novels by African American authors.
"I wanted to publish books that not only tell a good story, but that also say something to believers and nonbelievers alike about the character of God," says Stinson. She partnered with Warner Books to release Walk Worthy's first novel, Temptation by Victoria Christopher Murray, in 2000. Stinson, a Cleveland native, also serves as editor-at-large at Warner Books.
Walk Worthy Press™ is a Christian publisher whose ministry is dedicated to showing, through books, how the Word of God in the Bible can be applied to every area of our daily lives.
The goals of the publishing program are simple:
To offer commercial, very entertaining and contemporary novels whose characters have a strong commitment to their Christian faith and make their life decisions based on the Word of God. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they miss it - just like real life Christians.
To depict Christians who have fun, make mistakes, and live their lives with all the same challenges and occasional crises as non-Christians. Walk Worthy Press™ books demonstrate that giving our lives to God is not restrictive and binding but instead opens our hearts and spirits to the fullness of all the promises of God as found in the Bible.
To reveal by example that nothing is too difficult for God and that no situation is without hope when our hope, trust and expectations are in God the Father and His Son, our Master, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit.
For Christians and non-Christians alike Walk Worthy Press™ books exemplify the faithfulness, power and love of God in all our lives.
We hope you enjoy our books and that they are a blessing to you in your walk towards the perfect will of God in your own life.