Many people may be wondering why I submitted to eLectio publishing. Why someone who has always been so adamant about the printed book would be so excited to have her work published as an electronic version. I have to admit, when I first saw a listing for eLectio publishing, I skimmed right on by it. I only stopped by it again when a friend pointed out that the seemingly odd name was a play on the latin ‘Lectio’ or reading (commonly used in the sense of lectio divina or divine reading) with an e in the front to denote electric. I love plays on words, especially Latin. So I checked them out, checked out their current and soon to be released publications- checked out their Facebook page and their blog. I was surprised by how impressed I was.
eLectio publishing isn’t just a publisher of Christian manuscripts. In Jesse’s own words on the Facebook page:
Of couse, we want to be a Christian publisher, but I think we also want to be a bit more than that. Yeah, of course we want to publish books that glorify God and that are wholesome in nature and adhere to a higher moral standard.But I think there’s MORE! eLectio Publishing also needs to be about publishing works that CHALLENGE the way we think about Christianity and our faith in general.