Who Are We and What We Do
WHO WE ARE
Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc. is a corporation in the State of Montana and is operated and managed by David Dombrowski (Chief Editor and President) and Deborah Dombrowski (Managing Editor and Vice President). The publishing division began in 2002 and the research project in 2004. There are currently about 45 people who work with Lighthouse Trails throughout North America including authors, editors, writers, webmaster and computer technicians. We are not a non-profit 501 (c)3 government organization. However, like a non-profit ministry, we give away thousands of books, booklets, DVDs, articles, and other materials, which makes us a very unique publishing company.
To read about our early years and some of the interesting challenges we went through, click here to read our booklet The Story Behind Lighthouse Trails.
"Bringing light to areas of darkness" and "A light shining in the darkness"
WHAT IS OUR MOTIVE?
That is really very simple: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because we believe that this Gospel - that Jesus died on the Cross to pay the penalty for man's sins and that He arose on the 3rd day and has offered salvation freely to whosoever will come to Him - is the only means of eternal salvation for any person, our motive is to contend for that faith so that others may hear that Gospel and believe on it.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
As a response to learning that a mystical-type spirituality had entered the Christian church through many avenues, we began Lighthouse Trails. This spirituality, called contemplative spirituality or spiritual formation, was infiltrating youth groups, churches, seminaries, and Bible studies at an alarming rate through the Spiritual Formation movement, the emerging church, the Purpose Driven movement and so forth. In the spring of 2002, we began Lighthouse Trails Publishing with the hope of exposing this dangerous and pervasive mystical paradigm—six months later we published our first release, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen. We believe every Christian should read this book. Sadly, many Christians are reading and enjoying books like The Shack, Purpose Driven Life, and a multitude of books that are leading away from the Gospel, not to it.
In 2007, we published Faith Undone by Roger Oakland. This was our response to the emerging church (which we also call the "new" spirituality). This hard-hitting, dynamic book reveals the underlying roots of what some consider a new revised Christianity for a postmodern world.
Because the premise of this spirituality is both pantheistic (God is all things) and panentheistic (God is in all things), thus refuting the Gospel message of the Cross, we are compelled to address this issue—Lighthouse Trails Publishing and our research ministry, Lighthouse Trails Research Project, are here as a service to the body of Christ.
Since publishing A Time of Departing, we have been able to publish several other books, including some biographies that we consider exceptional and important. For instance, one of them, Trapped in Hitler's Hell, is the true story of a Jewish teen who became a Christian and lived through the Holocaust in Germany. She is still alive today, and her story is so powerful and inspirational that we believe every Christian family should read it. The lessons we can learn from that time in history are vital and should not be forgotten.
Each of the books and DVDs we publish and/or distribute has been prayerfully chosen ... and we believe the message in each one will help equip Christian families and loved ones with biblical truth and inspiration to stand in courage and strength as you defend the faith and walk with Jesus Christ. We join you in that effort, knowing that it is only by His grace we are able to do so.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We have written a lengthy docrinal statement. You can read that by clicking here. The statement does not list everything we believe. In a nut shell, we believe the Bible is the inerrant, God-inspired, true and holy Word of God.
March 2002 - We officially began Lighthouse Trails Publishing Company.
September 2002 - Published first book, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen, 1st edition.
2004 - Began Lighthouse Trails Research Project, the From the Lighthouse blog, and an e-newsletter as extensions of Lighthouse Trails Publishing and a way to get free information out to those who were reading our books.
2005 - Published Trapped in Hitler's Hell by Anita Dittman with Jan Markell, the first book in our Remembering the Holocaust category. Later we published a book by Corrie ten Boom and Diet Eman, giving Lighthouse Trails 3 Holocaust survivor authors.
2007 - Published Faith Undone, a powerful expose of the emerging church by Roger Oakland.
2010 - Relocated to Montana from Oregon; also began The Shepherd's Garden, a "tent-making" effort to help support Lighthouse Trails - created our own Shepherd's organic Bible verse tea.
2011 - Began working with Understand the Times mission work, the Bryce Homes for Widows and Children in Kenya - currently, Lighthouse Trails readers are helping to support 15 Bryce Homes (over 110 children).
2012 - Celebrated 10th year anniversary at Lighthouse Trails; also started the Widows in Kenya basket project as a way to help widows support themselves. Began outreach to Native Americans and First Nations people through Muddy Waters and other Native Spirituality books and DVDs.
2015 - Moved onto property in Montana having built a 2800sf office and warehouse for Lighthouse Trails. In October 2015, Lighthouse Trails released its 70th Booklet Tract.
2016 - As of January 2016, Lighthouse Trails represents 36 authors throughout North America (with one in the UK and one in Holland) and has published numerous books, DVDs, CDs, and Booklets.
2017 - On January 1, 2017, Lighthouse Trails Publishing became incorporated: changed from Lighthouse Trails Publishing, LLC to Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc.
Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we provide extensive research, documentation and news on our Research site, blog and newsletter at no cost with the hope they are a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS
DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS PUBLISHING: For those who would like to support Lighthouse Trails, we always appreciate both your prayers and your giving. And for those who have faithfully done that over the years, we thank you with all of our hearts. It is our prayer that we will faithfully be humble servants of the Lord’s work for years to come should the Lord tarry. If you would like to donate to Lighthouse Trails, you may send a donation by mailing it to: Lighthouse Trails, P.O. Box 908, Eureka, MT 59917. Or you may call 866/876-3910. There is also a donate page on our website (www.lighthousetrails.com) which gives three different payment options, or you may use the donate button below. Lighthouse Trails is not a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization so your donations will not be tax deductible. We explain why we made the decision to not be a government-sanctioned non-profit at: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/nonprofit.htm.
You may also give donations through our online store using a credit card. (Click here.)
Thank you for your support.
The Editors at Lighthouse Trails
We are dedicated to bringing clarity and light to matters affecting our society and the church today and to preserving the integrity of the Gospel.
We pledge ourselves to uphold the all sufficiency of the atonement of Christ as the only way of salvation and that any additions or substitutions to Christ's finished work on the Cross are only corruptions of the truth.
It is our belief that the greatest honor any Christian can give to God is to uphold the shed blood of the Lamb of God as all sufficient and necessary to salvation to those who cling to it by faith through His grace. There can be no honor to God to offer up the filthy rags of our own righteousness.
We recognize the Word of God as the sole authority and basis of all spiritual and essential truth, and wholeheartedly use it as the guide for all of our research and each of our conclusions.