Called Writers

Christian Publishing

About Us

Called Writers Christian Publishing


Called Writers is a Christian book publisher. Our mission is to provide excellent Christian reading material to the world for the purpose of spreading the gospel and building up the body of Christ.

Testimonials from Christian Authors:

“You are the third publisher I have worked with. As far as services to the writer, in my opinion, you are head and shoulders above the rest. I think you have a unique offering—a better mousetrap.”

—John Covington, author of Don’t Do Anything Stupid

“Chris and Shannon are not just ‘Christian Publishers.’ They are Christians first, who also happen to be great publishers. Their business is centered around God’s Kingdom and that’s something I appreciate greatly. They are very capable and experienced, making the process of publishing a breeze. This was my first ‘baby,’ but I think there will be more, and I know that Chris and his staff will be able to deliver when that time comes around!”

—Pastor Tom Loud, author of Unlocking Kingdom Power

“We are now almost six months post-publication and our book has been ranked at or near the top in the category the entire time. We have got a great title, cover, and layout. And the marketing effort has been impressive. If you are a first-time Christian author, you should pitch your writing project to Called Writers.”

—Matthew Schwab, co-author of Speaking in Tongues

“My experience with Called Writers surpassed all my expectations. From the professional editing, formatting, and cover design, to the stellar author support and follow-up, I truly feel that I could not have selected a better publisher. Most important to me were the many prayer times throughout the process. I highly recommend Called Writers Christian Publishing.”

—Jim Jenkins, author of From Rubble to Redemption

“I am very pleased with the work you did with me, and I think you guys are a great team.”

—Ralph Stokes, author of One of the First

“Chris McKinney and his team are incredible. They took every aspect of my book to the next level, including the design and front cover. I’m so thankful for them and all they have done for me. I highly recommend this company.”

—Rhoda Faye Diehl, author of The Jericho Fast

“This publishing company really helps authors to succeed. The owners are friendly and they work with the author to provide the best product. I have enjoyed my work with Called Christian Writers Publishing. They truly reflect the love and grace of the Lord Jesus.”

—Bishop Eric Lambert Jr., author of Cancel the Culture


Called Writers Christian Publishing achieves its mission in two primary ways: 1) Called Writers provides freelance services to Christian authors. We have passionate, gifted, and anointed freelance Christian book editors available for hire. Called Writers can also do your book cover design or interior book formatting. 2) Called Writers publishes select Christian authors who have a unique and compelling message. In so doing, the ministry helps create and launch new ministries, or propel existing ministries forward.


1) To provide more opportunities and better opportunities for Christian writers. 2) To build up the body of Christ and reach the lost through the written word. 3) To generate excess financial resources for God’s kingdom.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” – Isaiah 52:7

Our Story

Some years back, Chris McKinney was searching for how he fit into the Body of Christ. Chris earnestly sought the Lord to lead him into his calling. Every so often, Chris would get a word from the Lord: “I am going to build you a house.”

Chris just thought God was telling him that He would one day give him a thriving business or ministry. Years went by, and those things remained out of reach. Eventually, Chris pretty much forgot about this word.

But God did show Chris that His primary gifting and calling was to write, edit, and publish Christian material. Chris felt led to start a publishing company with a mission to publish Christian books. The first two books encouraged and blessed some people, but commercially and financially, the publishing company did not have success. Chris wondered how he could ever keep going.

Around April of 2019, Chris asked the Lord if he should just drop the book publishing and focus on his work as a Christian magazine editor. The Lord gave him that word again: “I am going to build you a house.” This time, Chris immediately knew that the Lord meant “publishing house.” That’s what He had meant the whole time.

The Lord has now given us success and good ministry fruit. Our website is getting roughly 12,000 page views per month. We have publicity and media opportunities available for our Christian authors. God has blessed us to be able to create profitable online marketing campaigns for our books.

God continues to make connections, open doors, and give us new ways and channels for promoting Christian authors. This enables our authors to get their message out and fulfill the calling God has for them. God is using Called Writers to help build people’s ministries, and there is good ministry fruit for our labor. People are receiving spiritual gifts. People are getting breakthroughs, healing, encouragement, deliverance, and biblical teaching. New ministries and even new churches have been created as a result of the work God has done through Called Writers.

Most importantly, God has worked through us to save lost souls. We have been privileged to lead people to the Lord through something we wrote, and also through people using something we wrote.

Step by step, the Lord has built this house. And He will continue to build it. To God be the glory!

NOTE: Called Writers Christian Publishing, LLC is a Christian organization with a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven mission. For that reason, we are only able to work with Christian authors whose fundamental beliefs, teachings, and messages are in line with what we consider to be biblical teaching on the essentials of the Christian faith.