New dawn for Morning Star as it joins Bible Society Australia Publishing Arm

A publisher nimble enough to bring out both a new book on Martin Luther and the Catholic Worship Book II for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has joined the Bible Society Australia publishing arm.

Morning Star Publishing’s Martin Luther: A Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard by Lutheran scholar Mark Worthing is shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Christian Book of the Year. Catholic Worship Book II is an official update of the Australian Catholic Hymnal that has received wide acclaim across Australia’s Catholic dioceses and schools with its broad mixture of settings for liturgical worship.

Morning Star is nimble in another way – it uses an innovative Print On Demand system that matches print quantities to demand and makes its titles available worldwide.

Morning Star is also the Australian distributor for Wipf and Stock, a US-based publisher famous for its broad range of Christian titles.

“Acquiring Morning Star is another step for Bible Society as it continues to build a sustainable publishing arm that serves the Australian Church and all interested in the Christian faith”, said Greg Clarke CEO of Bible Society.

John Healy, formerly Director of MSP, will continue in the role of Senior Manager for Morning Star. John Healy said, “I am very pleased that MSP has found a home within the BSA publishing stable. This merging of capacities and interests will provide new opportunities for Australian Christian writers and readers.”

Morning Star’s list joins Acorn Press and the Centre for Public Christianity as imprints of Bible Society Australia Publishing.

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