Kregel Publications

Kregel Publications
Status Active
Founded 1909
Founder Louis Kregel
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Distribution North America
Official website

Kregel Publications is an Evangelical Christian book publisher based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has three subdivisions: Kregel Publications, Editorial Portavoz and Kregel Parable Bookstore.


The company was founded in 1909, by Louis Kregel as 'Kregel Books'. The company initially sold Dutch language Christian books generally imported from Holland.[1] Soon after the son, Robert Kregel (aged 20) took over the firm in 1949 the company changes its name to 'Kregel Publications' and started publishing classic reprints.[1]

This company is the oldest of four Dutch founded Christian publishing houses, the other three being William B. Eerdmans Publishing (in 1911), Zondervan Publishing (in 1931) and Baker Book House (in 1939) all founded and based in the Grand Rapids area.[1]


Kregel Publications

Kregel Publications is a publisher of Christian fiction, nonfiction and children's books. In addition to its own titles the division represents Lion Hudson of Great Britain in North American market. As such it exclusively distributes Monarch Books, Lion Fiction and Candle Books and the religious market distributor for Lion Books and Lion Children's Books.[2]

Editorial Portavoz

The Editorial Portavoz publishing business responded to the influx of Latin Americans into the US. The company responded to their needs and opened this Spanish language division for the publication of Spanish language Christian books.[2]

Kregel Parable Bookstore

Kregel Parable Bookstore continues the initial company's book retailing tradition, serving the Grand Rapids area.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "The Kregels [Louis, 1888-1839; Robert 1919-2011]". New Netherland Institute. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Kregel Publications - about us". Kregel Publications. Retrieved 5 November 2015.

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