Company Information


Established in July 2012, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, specializes in providing inspirational and Christian-faith based content.  Both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan are highly recognized brands in Christian publishing, known for best-selling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, church and small-group curriculum, audio and digital content and live events.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing was formed after the acquisition of Thomas Nelson by HarperCollins Publishers.  Zondervan, a world-leading Bible publisher and well known Christian communications company had been part of HarperCollins Publishers since the late 1980s.  In August 2012, it was announced that the two publishing groups would form one division, under the leadership of President and CEO, Mark Schoenwald.  The two brands were found to complement one another, yet each having its own set of unique editorial standards, which remain intact.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing benefits from nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  Both publishing groups are deeply rooted in heritage and have helped shape the Christian market space.

In addition to publishing exceptional content, HarperCollins Christian Publishing represents a variety of carefully crafted, well-respected quality brands that are sought after in the Christian market space.

The Company is  home to Bible Gateway, the world’s largest Christian website. provides free access to the Bible in more than 80 languages and 170 different translations.

FaithGateway is HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s online Christian community which hosts daily blog posts, devotionals, and Bible studies.  The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan author roster contains the world’s most renowned Christian writers whose content is shared through the FaithGateway community.

These brands give HarperCollins Christian Publishing the ability to connect with the young and old, the teacher and the student, the graduate or the newlywed and in English or in Spanish.  Please visit our Group pages for more detailed information on all of our brands.


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