In the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, many people do not have adequate shelter. So this summer, a Christian family is traveling there to help build a house. The home will be given to a needy family, free of charge, in Christ's name.
To help fund this effort, Exaltation Press is generously donating part of its proceeds from book sales. These are some the very best Christian books from Russia, translated into English. If you order directly from the publisher, a significant part of the purchase price will be donated to help build a home for this needy family in Tijuana.
Exaltation Press was started in late 2018 by an Orthodox priest serving in the United States. As a younger man and a lover of languages, he traveled around the Orthodox world and became acquainted with many of the wonderful, high quality, books that are being published in other countries.
Returning to America and settling down in a parish, he kept running into the same problem. Parishioners would ask for book recommendations for themselves or their children. He would know exactly what book to recommend to meet their need! But, unfortunately, it wouldn’t do any good, because it wasn’t available in English yet.
Exaltation Press is a loving attempt to fill that need. They are dedicated to serving Christ’s Church by increasing the availability of good Orthodox books in English. Their patron feast is the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, on September 14th.
Orthodoxy in English is a small fish in a large pond. While we have been blessed with many good English language authors and publishers who are doing very good work, sheer numbers mean that for every good Orthodox book published in English, there are hundreds written in other languages, inaccessible to an English speaking audience. At Exaltation Press, their main focus is on translating and publishing books into English.
Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us that if we want to be His disciples, we must take up our crosses and follow Him daily. The Orthodox faith is not just an abstract ideal, but a path that we must, with God’s help, walk. As a result, the focus is on finding, translating, and publishing books that will be of practical use.
Because Exaltation Press was started by a priest who serves a parish with a lot of young families and who is himself a father, they focus on publishing good quality Orthodox children’s books that can be used at home or in Sunday school, as well as books for parents to give advice and encouragement.
Because orders placed through their website (rather than through other places like Amazon) have a little more margin, the workers at Exaltation Press generously use the sale of their books to help support good Orthodox Christian causes (charities, mission parishes, or other urgent needs that may arise) by donating a portion of the proceeds or running fundraisers.
Please note, this only applies to books purchased through the Exaltation Press website, and not to wholesale or bookstore orders.
This year, Exaltation Press is donating proceeds from book sales to support Project Mexico:
The priest who runs Exaltation Press has a heart for missions and evangelism. This June, for the second time, a group of people from his parish will be traveling to the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, to an area where many people lack adequate shelter, to help build a house for a family in need. Lack of adequate housing is a serious problem, both for children and adults, that leads to lower educational and health outcomes and helps perpetuate poverty. The house will be given to the family free of charge, in Christ’s name. This year, a father and two of his children will be traveling on behalf of their parish. They have already raised part of the money they need to fund the trip, but need to raise another $2,500. This year, Exaltation Press would like to help them.
For every book purchased on the Exaltation Press website, $3 will be donated to help fund their trip, and for every complete set purchased (hardcover or paperback), $10 will be donated.
This website is how the Gleason family and the Silva family earn a living. Maintaining this website is a full time job, and this is how they feed their families. Both families now live in Russia, and they appreciate your support.