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Last updated: 6/13/2012
Ophir Printers & Publishers
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Ophir Printers & Publishers
P.O. Box 3062
Middle East
11181  Jordan
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962 6 5665 768 (Phone)
962 6 5639 768 (Fax)
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From the beginning of its short history, Ophir Printers & Publishers has been about being a leader in the marketplace and setting the bar for excellence in publishing. Started in Amman as a division of Jongbloed Holland in 1998, we have since established ourselves as an ambitious and up-and-coming Jordanian company with 65 titles to date in our repertoire.

We aspire to revive a reading culture in the Arab world and thus to advance education and progress in the region. To this end we have tried to produce books that would empower our readers, bettering their lives as well as challenging the false perspectives prevalently held in this part of the world.

Our publications appeal to readers of all denominational backgrounds, as evidenced by readers from Orthodox to Catholic to Evangelical churches who embrace and recommend our work.

Ophir has also been a pioneer in providing Christian resources for women and youth. Though comprising the vast majority of the Arab world, little focus has been given to this vital sector of the population. In seeking to rectify this oversight, Ophir has published important resources like children’s educational books, Bibles, books on handicrafts and games, Bible study guides and more. For example, Josh MacDowell’s “Counselling Youth” was the first resource of its kind in Arabic, providing insight and wisdom for youth pastors, workers and parents. Focus on the Family’s “Baby & Child Care” covers child-raising from birth to adolescence and is the most comprehensive child care book on the market.

The vision to be a model of light and salt in the secular community has also been part of Ophir’s DNA from its inception. Social and cultural projects combine our values of promoting reading and being people who empower and effect change.

One such project was Amman in a Picture--a photography contest challenging young people to reach for their most creative selves. Under the patronage of Queen Rania and the Municipality of Amman, the competition included training for the young contestants by professional photographers. The top 40 entries were displayed in a public exhibition and published in a book called “Amman in a Picture: The City through the Eyes of Jordanian Youth.”

The “2005 Hope Calendar” was published to raise awareness and challenge Jordanians to make a difference in the situation of children in another country. Featuring pictures of Iraqi children and a theme of ‘hope’, profits from the calendar went toward the purchase of warm sweaters sent along with encouragement cards from Jordanian children to their Iraqi counterparts.

For several years now Ophir has succeeded in penetrating the secular market with publications like “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Redeeming Love”—an inspirational love story that introduces the gospel in an allegorical style. This book in particular is loved by people of all faith backgrounds.

We trust that, in the years to come, Ophir will continue to be a market leader in producing high quality books and media that inspire, challenge and educate, believing that the knowledge of God is the basis for all positive and lasting change.
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