Applying Divine Truth to Our Daily Lives
Divine Truth Press is currently a one-woman show under the Inspiration of God. The Name Divine Truth is a combination my name and that of my daughter's, respectively. Diane meaning Divine and Alethea meaning Truth.
It's really funny, when I was about to name her I looked up the name for grace in Greek which is Althea. I didn't quite like the sound of Althea so I softened it with an "e".
Unbeknownst to me, just that small vowel changed the meaning of the name from grace to truth. I didn't discover this until my daughter looked it up herself while in college then told me the meaning. I had recently learned that my name meant Divine. When I heard that her name meant truth, I marveled at how well the two meanings flowed together.
I resolved at that moment that that would be the name of the publishing company I knew I'd eventually start, but I had no idea it would be this soon.
The road to the establishment of Divine Truth Press innocently began as a result of an entry into the 2006 Lulu Blooker Award Competition. Contestants were to create and publish a book based on the contents of their blog(s). Since that was exactly why I'd begun to blog avidly, participation was a no brainer.
It was also fortuitous that my editor had connections:- Her siblings. One is a graphic artist the other a layout artist. I wheeled and dealed with the Thomson Three and we turned a blog into a blook, uploaded it to Lulu.com and mailed it off by the contest deadline of January 30th in a two week time frame.
That two week period was possibly one of the most exciting moments in my life and on January 18th I spent my day alternating between prayer, pride and weepy praise. A dream twenty-four years in the making had been realized and the ease with which it was done fueled my resolution to keep the publishing torch burning.
Having formerly been a bookseller, I knew that Lulu's printing prices would not work for much more than sales to family, friends and coworkers. The deep discounts needed for book stores, wholesalers and/or distributors would not be possible unless I went a step further in faith to create a Publishing Company.
As a publisher we now have access to Print-On-Demand printers who deal only with publishers, which has cut the production cost per unit by two-thirds. Imagine that! Two-thirds!
What is our mission? Well--not to help you find your purpose, Rick Warren has that covered. Not to expand your boundaries, Bruce Wilkinson has that covered. Not to have a heart like Jesus, Max Lucado has that covered. So then what does that leave us?
Our aim is to entertain, inform, caution, encourage as we search out and apply divine truth to the daily issues in our lives.