The Secret Place Devotional Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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The Secret Place Devotional Celebrates 75th Anniversary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/11/13)—For many readers across the country, a quarterly magazine called The Secret Place helps them walk with the Lord on a daily basis.  A subscriber from Wrightsville Beach, NC declares, “I love The Secret Place so much that I can’t imagine a day without it.” The daily devotional, published by Judson Press, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

The Secret Place quarterly magazine includes a Scripture passage, an original meditation, and a brief prayer. Written by Christian writers from across the nation, these meditations share comfort and inspiration found in life’s everyday details. More than 80,000 copies of the devotional are printed for each issue with nearly 12,000 individual subscriptions. The bulk of the orders go to churches. In honor of the anniversary, an individual subscription to the publication is $5.96, a discount of 20% off of the regular price. Information about how to subscribe is available at or contact Judson Press customer service at 800-458-3766.

Judson Press began publishing the devotional to renew faith, invigorate the spirit, and strengthen personal relationships with God. A reader from Lynchburg, VA proclaims, “My spirits have been lifted by the example of others’ response to God and to the manner in which they witnessed to their faith. It has been a wonderful, encouraging, and uplifting way to start the day.”

The publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Judson Press was founded in 1824 as the Baptist General Tract Society. It has strong roots in several American Baptist publication and education organizations, and is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures. In 1922, the trademark Judson Press was registered in honor of Adoniram Judson to preserve both the denominational and missionary spirit.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice.  

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with more than 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.