• WRITING | EDITING | SPEAKING

    LITERACY | CONSULTING

  • ABOUT

    Founded in 1982 to provide quality writing and editorial guidance for individuals, ministries, and publishers. Since then, Al Janssen has written more than 30 books, including collaborations with authors such as Gary Smalley, Steve Douglass, Amy George, and Brother Andrew. He has assisted ministries such as Focus on the Family, Campus Crusade for Christ, Open Doors, Alliance Defense Fund, and Promise Keepers. Publishers he has worked with or for include: Harvest House, Multnomah Press, Zondervan, and Focus on the Family.
  • ACCLAIM

    Light Force

    A Stirring Account of the Church Caught in the Middle East Crossfire

    2004

    This is a book that invites applause and criticism. It will edify and offend, fostering healthy and much-needed discussion and debate in the Western Church.

    Randy Alcorn

    Your Marriage Masterpiece

    Discovering God's Amazing Design for Your Life Together
    2001

    Al Janssen has done it again! For years, The Joy That Lasts, a book he coauthored with Gary Smalley, was my favorite. Now just like loving my mom’s peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies, I have two favorite Al Janssen books. The Marriage Masterpiece paints the picture of God’s design of marriage: a covenant marriage meant to last.
    Dr. Gary Rosberg
     
    By delving into God’s model for marriage…Al Janssen gives a foundation for what I have been teaching all these years.
    Gary Smalley
     
    Al Janssen has written a book on the Good Book that tells us how a sick marriage can heal, a good marriage can get better, and the best marriage can understand itself. No book I have read in recent years helps me understand how God feels and what the Bible has to say quite like this one.
    Dr. Calvin Miller
     
    A foundation book for our time.
    Dennis Rainey
     
    Most marriage books start and end with "how to." But Al Janssen asks a much deeper question, "Why did God create marriage?"
    John Trent, Ph.D.

     

    Secret Believers

    What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ
    2007

    Brother Andrew and Al Janssen reveal the amazing stories of those who witness the love of the One they once refused and passionately searched until they found Him, even in the face of great opposition.

    Ravi Zacharias

  • Books

    Focus on the Family, 2001, 2008, and 2016, Discovering God's amazing design for your life together
    with Brother Andrew 2009
    with Brother Andrew, 2014, a devotional about Moses
    with Amy George, Harvest House, 1994, One by one, they were torn apart by the ravages of communism and war. A powerful story of suspense, heartbreak and joy...
    with Andre Thornton, Harvest House, 1983, The story of romance and courage in the life of baseball star Andre Thornton
    with Frank Obien A handbook for working with international students. Campus Crusade for Christ, 1974
    with Brother Andrew, Revell in US, Hodder and Stoughton in UK, 2007, What happens when Muslims believe in Christ
    with Brother Andrew, 2007, 39 days with Jonah
    60th anniversary edition with epilogue by Al and new photo section
    with Andre Kole, Here's Life Publishers, 1984, A world famous illusionist examines the paranormal
    Gift book with artist Jim Daly, Harvest House, 2002, Legends and lessons from America's favorite pastime
    1979, 21 professional football players share their techniques and principles for success
    with Brother Andrew, Revell in US, Hodder and Stoughton in UK, 2004, A stirring account of the church caught in the Middle East crossfire
    with Brother Andrew, 2013, a devotional about David and Goliath
    with Gary Smalley, Zondervan, 1986 and 2000, Discover the secret to a marriage so fulfilling it will lead to Joy that Lasts
    with Steve DouglassHere’s Life, 1985
    with Jim Irwin, Multnomah Press, 1989, Winner Gold Medallion Award, The spiritual and scientific voyage of the eighth man to walk on the moon
    with Arlis Priest, Here’s Life Publishers, 1982
  • CONSULTING & SPEAKING

    Consulting


    Al Janssen has provided a variety of services including:

    • Creative brainstorming
    • Manuscript review
    • Strategic development

     

    A partial list of clients includes:

    • Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon
    • Hockey Ministries International: Montreal, Canada
    • Focus on the Family: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Promise Keepers: Denver, Colorado
    • Alliance Defense Fund: Scottsdale, Arizona
    • Team Resources, Inc. (now Triaxia): Atlanta, Georgia
    • Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru): Orlando, Florida
    • SALT Foundation: the Netherlands
    • Smalley Relationship Center: Branson, Missouri
    • Discipleship Counseling Center: Dallas, Texas
    • IBADAT: Lahore, Pakistan
    • The Way Publishing: Hong Kong

    Speaking

     

     

    Al is in demand as a speaker around the world. He has lectured on marriage, prayer, writing, and numerous other topics. In the United States, he has been an inspirational speaker at missions conferences and writers’ conferences. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Around the world he has spoken in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Egypt, Pakistan, Nepal, and more.

     

    Al is available to speak on the following topics:

    • Storytelling
    • Story structure
    • Other writing topics
    • Marriage: Al and his wife Jo can do 1 hour or longer presentations, as well as weekend seminars
    • Prayer
    • Presentations about the church in the world
    Al has spoken at:
    • Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
    • Colorado Christian Writers Conference
    • LittWorld, Philippines in 2004; Kenya in 2012
  • WHO I AM

    Experienced Communicator

     

     

     

     

    Al Janssen is a teacher and writer with more than 40 years of experience. After graduating from Linfield College in 1971 with a degree in Math and Education, Al joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where he was encouraged to use his journalism skills as editor of Athletes in Action magazine. Al also served in various editorial roles for Worldwide Challenge magazine and wrote his first book, Building Bridges of Love.

     

    From 1976 – 1982, Al was Director of Communications and Publications for Pro Athletes Outreach. During that period he wrote One Way to Play Football with 21 NFL players and helped more than 100 professional athletes put their Christian testimonies into personal pamphlets that were used to sign autographs.

     

    Al began his literary services company in 1982. Since then he has authored or co-authored more than 32 books and edited many more. He has worked with companies such as Harvest House Publishers, Multnomah Press, and for 10 years he served as Director of Book Publishing for Focus on the Family.

     

    Since 2001, Al has traveled and ministered in 35 countries. In 2010 he was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church, and he has received training in Spiritual Direction, Formation and Leadership.

     

    Al and his wife Jo were married in 1977. They have three grown and married children. They reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado and enjoy reading, walking, baseball, and international travel.

     

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