Harvest House Publishers was conceived in 1974 with just five titles and a dream in the heart of its founder, Bob Hawkins, Sr. to publish books to help the hurts of people. Within two years, five of its titles had sold over 100,000 copies and one title was on the best seller list for eight months in a row. By the late 1980s, Harvest House was among the top ten publishers of Christian literature. The company publishes more than 150 new books each year and offers a strong backlist of more than 1,200 titles. Harvest House books gained a reputation of being affordable, trustworthy and practical by meeting people’s most current needs in three major categories: self-help (relationships, family, Christian living), Bible resources (Bibles, Bible studies, topical studies), and full color gift and children’s books featuring top licensed artists. More than 100 million Harvest House books have been sold worldwide in bookstores, gift stores, grocery stores, airports, mass market outlets, catalogs, on Internet sites, and in digital format online. Millions more have been sold in 75 languages around the world.