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Our Vision

To commission, publish and distribute Christian books globally which are firmly founded on the Word of God and that rightly reflect the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


The Journey so Far

SWL was founded in 1986 by Chris Mungeam.  His desire was that all Sovereign’s books should reflect a healthy balance of the Word of God and the Spirit of God.  That objective has been the vision of Sovereign World ever since.  What a tremendous privilege it has been to publish books by authors such as Tom Marshall, Derek Prince, Lance Lambert, Rolland and Heidi Baker, Michael Green and many others.

As Chris approached retirement, he and Jan decided to hand over the baton for the vision and work of SWL and in 2006 the company was taken over by Ellel Ministries, which had been established by Peter Horrobin.  Peter had left his own publishing career to found Ellel Ministries in the same year as Chris Mungeam founded SWL, in 1986.  The founders of both organisations have known each other since their youth group days at Cheam Baptist Church under the ministry of Arthur J Matthews.

Paul Stanier took over responsibility for running Sovereign World and the company continued to expand its list of quality Christian books on a variety of subjects, from devotionals to profound personal testimonies, discipleship, books relating to Israel and books that would help people deal with day to day issues in their lives in a godly way.

Naturally Sovereign World the vehicle through which Ellel Ministries published their own teaching books in the area of Christian healing and discipleship. The Truth and Freedom series of titles now covers a wide range of very relevant topics.  These are complimented by a series of testimony books, in which people who have experienced God’s healing in their lives tell their often remarkable stories.

Four years ago Paul Stanier set up his own book production company, Zaccmedia ( And he now services the production needs of the company very effectively as an off-site supplier, at the same time as producing high quality books for self-publishing authors as well.  

With five new titles just published, and many more in the pipeline, the company is re-emerging and aims to become once again a significant player in the Christian book world under the current leadership of Rosalinde Joosten. 


30th Anniversary Year

2016 sees the 30th anniversary of  Sovereign World Ltd.  Looking back we can witness to 30 years of the Lord’s faithfulness and undergirding.  And looking ahead we are excited at the new titles that will be added to our list in this year of celebration and thanksgiving.