Christian Light is dedicated to the development and distribution of Christian materials to spread the Gospel and evangelize the lost; to edify, inspire, and build conviction in the saints; to strengthen families; to support the church; and to provide a Christian education curriculum for children and youth.
Christian Light Publications, Inc. is a literature ministry founded in 1969 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. Since that beginning over fifty years ago, Christian Light has produced millions of Christian books and tracts, as well as a high-quality curriculum for Christian schools and homeschools.
A quick note about our name: our curriculum is published under the name Christian Light Education (CLE) while the company name is Christian Light Publications (CLP). For years we used both CLE and CLP, but this sometimes caused confusion. For simplicity and clarity, we now refer to the company and the curriculum as “Christian Light.”
For continuity, we still use the words “Publications” or “Education” with our logo depending on the context. For example, Christian Light Publications appears on storybook covers and Christian Light Education on educational products.
Christian Light is operated by a ten-member board of directors and a fifteen-member advisory panel whose members represent different geographical areas and church groups.
Christian Light is supported through the sale of literature and through contributions from concerned individuals and churches throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many other countries. An annual financial statement is available upon request.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that the New Testament is the final authority for the church and for the Christian.
We believe in the Genesis account of Creation and the fall of man. We believe in the Trinity, the Virgin Birth, salvation by faith in Christ, the soon return of our Lord, and the existence of heaven and hell.
We believe that to be saved, you must repent, believe, and receive Christ, the Son of God, as Lord and Saviour; that you must be born again and be made a new creature in Christ, created in His likeness, showing forth His virtues, and producing the good works that come as a result of His living in you.
Further, we believe that the New Testament teachings of simplicity and modesty apply to every area of our lives, including dress, appearance, possessions, and social and recreational activities. We believe that Christ must have control of every area of our lives and that when He controls us, others will know it.
We believe the church should observe practices ordained by the Lord and commanded by His apostles, including the Lord's Supper, baptism, feetwashing, the kiss of charity, the anointing with oil for healing, and the Christian woman's head covering. We believe that marriage is instituted by God, that believers should not marry unbelievers, and that the marriage union is indissoluble by man.
We believe that the Christian, though in the world, is not of the world. We are pilgrims and strangers, and as such, we follow the dictates and standards of our home country—heaven. Thus we do not involve ourselves in the affairs of earthly governments. We do not retaliate or take revenge—we seek to return good for evil, and to ever be ready to give of ourselves for others. And our goal is the same as our Lord's, "who would have all men to be saved."
For more information on what we believe, please write or call for the free tract "Mennonites: Who They Are, What They Believe."
We are located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Our 50,700-square-foot facility houses printing presses and related equipment, editorial offices, and meeting areas.
Our bookstore is at the west end of the facility on Chicago Avenue. You'll find everything that is in our catalog and more—as well as a complete selection of our school supplies—at your fingertips. In addition to the books published by Christian Light, we stock books from various other conservative Christian publishers. There's something for everyone, from coloring and activity books for the children to great inspirational reading for young people and adults.
The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Christian Light bookstore at (540) 434-0768, Ext. 4148.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
BOOKS FROM OTHER PUBLISHERS
Several reviewers and a Book Review Committee evaluate all books we sell from other publishers. Some books are included because their moral, educational, or reference value is presented in harmony with Scriptural principles. A few books may have minor objectionable features.
COME AND VISIT
We are glad to provide tours for individuals or groups. Please call in advance for large groups. (NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, we are not offering tours until further notice.)
Southbound on I-81: Get off at exit 251 and turn left onto Valley Pike (Rt. 11). Go 2.3 miles and turn right onto Mt. Clinton Pike (first traffic light). Go 1.7 miles and turn left onto Chicago Avenue. We are the first business on the left.
Northbound on I-81: Get off at exit 245 and turn left onto Port Republic Road. Go 1 mile and turn right onto High Street (Rt. 42). Go 2.1 miles and turn left onto Mt. Clinton Pike. Go .4 mile and turn left onto Chicago Avenue. We are the first business on the left.