In 2013, Saint Mary's Press shipped over 600,000 books, from an active list of over 650 titles, across the United States and to the entire English-speaking world. Net sales of these publications totaled over $10,000,000.
Saint Mary's Press develops and publishes materials for teens and families along four major lines:
Bibles, biblical literacy, and spirituality resources, including the best-selling Catholic Youth Bible®, The Catholic Children's Bible, Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics, and the Anselm Academic Study Bible.
Catholic high school religion textbooks and resources.
Parish religious education, sacramental preparation, and youth ministry resources.
Teen spirituality resources
The Catholic Bible Publisher
Saint Mary's Press is the leading Catholic publisher of religion and spirituality texts for teens in the United States. Since its publication in 2000, The Catholic Youth Bible® has sold over 2,000,000 copies. The Catholic Youth Bible® is available in two translation: the New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition, and the New American Bible translation.
Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics, published in 2006, has sold over 375,000 copies. Breakthrough! is the first Bible written for the preteen age group and uses a proprietary form of anime illustration to engage young people with the Scriptures.
In 2010, Saint Mary's Press released The Catholic Family Connections Bible designed to provide an easy-to-use way for families to read and apply the Bible to daily life; since its release it has sold over 10,000 copies.
Saint Mary's Press launched the newest member of its Catholic Bible line in 2013 with the release of, The Catholic Children's Bible; since its release it has sold over 50,000 copies.
Other Bestselling Publications
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth has sold over 650,000 copies. The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth is a comprehensive and practical reference containing the important teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church.
Since its publication in 2004, The Catholic Youth Prayer Book, a beautiful book of traditional and contemporary Catholic prayers and forms of prayer, has sold over 100,000 copies since its publication in 2006.
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers offers great guidance for praying and living the Catholic faith. It has sold nearly 70,000 copies since its publication in 2009.
Saint Mary's Press is also an innovator in digital-based delivery, producing products in nonprint media, and making resources available on multiple digital platforms. In 2010, Saint Mary's Press began offering digital books as well as free online teacher resources such as: PowerPoints, articles, activities, and customizable tests. Saint Mary's Press continues to explore and develop new media for effectively transmitting resources and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In spring, 2006, Saint Mary's Press launched a new college publishing division. Now called Anselm Academic, this division publishes entry-level college theology and ethics textbooks, including these top-selling resources:
- Reason, Faith, and Tradition
- Theological Foundations, Revised Edition
- Jesus in the Gospels
- Catholic Ethics in Today’s World, Revised Edition
With over 30 titles, and many more to come, Anselm Academic is committed to provide effective, relevant, and enlightening texts.
The Saint Mary's Press Web sites (www.smp.org and anselmacademic.org) provide abundant resources for Catholic high school religion teachers, middle school teachers, college educators and students, parish directors of religious education, youth ministers, and Catholic parents. Online ordering is available through both Web sites.