THE WORD THAT TRANSFORMS
Since its origins, the Divine Word Missionaries, inspired by its founder, Saint Arnold Janssen, has been committed to the Biblical Apostolate.
The The Grupo Editorial Verbo Divino (GEVD – Divine Word Publishing Group) is a platform for the work and interchange of experiences between institutions that is dedicated to the publishing, production and spreading of like-minded books, publications and materials as well as collaborating towards the integral training of all persons from the charisma of the Divine Word Missionaries. We aim to provide the space for reflexion, planning and assessment of the actions of the Biblical Apostolate that each member in their country and the Group as a whole fulfil. This labour not only helps to spread the cause of the mission, but is mission in itself.
The GEVD is an evangelizing presence in a world of rapid changes. In the midst of the avalanche of information we receive every day, we wish to testify to Jesus Christ as the Word that creates community and builds communion, and offer it to the world as a source of dialogue, of communion, of peace and harmony.
All GEVD work is developed according to the following editorial lines:Bible Catechesis and pastoral Spirituality Missiology - Anthropology – Contextual Theology and Inculturation
Transmitting the Gospel
- 1999, the adventure begins
- 2000-2003, GEVD consolidates
- 2005-2013, the journey continues
- 2014-2019, a steady course
The group’s activity begins to take shape in 1999 with the celebration of the II Encounter of the GEVD, which takes place in Estella between the 1 and the 8 October, prior to the International Book Fair LIBER set to take place in Madrid. At this second meeting, the encounter is enriched by the attendance of the Centro de Difusión de la Biblia (Paraguay), Librerías Verbum (Mexico) y Empresa Periodística Mundo (Chile).
In the year 2000 the GEVD constituents embark upon a highly-significant common editorial project: the publication of the Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano led by Armando J. Levoratti.Furthermore, the GEVD go public with their participation at the World Congress of Publishers Buenos Aires, 2000), LIBER (Madrid, 2001 and 2003) and FIL (Guadalajara, 2002).In 2003, the greater GEVD family welcomes with satisfaction the arrival of a new member: the Ministerio Bíblico Verbo Divino (U.S.A.).
With our Heart
in The Word
Convinced that the Word of God has something to contribute to the human being at all times and in all circumstances of our lives, we centre our endeavours on the wholehearted announcement of the Good News from a triple focal point:
Biblical Encouragement of the Pastoral
Biblical spirituality: we position the development of people in their spiritual dimension as the conceptual axis of our labour.
Human dignity: we conceive our publications as instruments as a means of strengthening people’s dignity.
Prophetic approach: we are committed to serious and prophetic Biblical training in local churches, the academic environment and pastoral communities. we understand technological innovation as a fundamental means of offering the Word of God in today’s society of information.
Innovation: we understand technological innovation as a fundamental means of offering the Word of God in today’s society of information.
Transparency, ethics and efficiency: we strive to meet the highest parameters of commercial ethics based on transparent, professional and efficient administration.
Interdisciplinarity: we consider the collaborative spirit between different scenarios of action and different areas of knowledge, as well as the transference of information and experiences between them to be a value.
Modernity and vanguard: we work towards the identification of new trends in Biblical study and research and we implicate ourselves in their development and diffusion.