By the Editors at Lighthouse Trails
In the year 2000, we learned that a mantra-style meditation coupled with a mystical spirituality had been introduced to the evangelical Christian church and was infiltrating youth groups, churches, seminaries, and Bible studies at an alarming rate.
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.
As we learned more about contemplative spirituality (also known as the Spiritual Formation movement), we came to realize it had entered the church through a number of avenues.
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 subject. 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, Lighthouse Trails has grown from one couple, David and Deborah Dombrowski, to numerous authors, editors and web assistants. We all have one thing in common and that is our desire to contend for the biblical Christian faith and defend the message of the Cross.
Since we began, we have come to identify certain elements in society and in the church that are leading people away from the Gospel and toward death. These include mysticism, evolution, the New Age, homosexuality, abortion, Communism/Marxism, anti-Semitism, pornography, and pedophilia. Thus, you will see in our writings that we talk about these issues, exposing them in the light of God’s Word. You will see articles, blog posts, books, booklets, CDs, and DVDs about the evolution/creation debate, the holocaust, the emerging church, child sexual abuse, and more.
We also seek to bring forth the writings of men and women who encourage, exhort, and edify the body of Christ and reach out to the lost through teachings that lift up the name of Jesus Christ and present the Gospel of salvation.
Each of the books, booklets, DVDs, and CDs we publish and/or distribute has been prayerfully chosen . . . and we believe the message in each one will help equip Christian believers with biblical truth and inspiration to stand in courage and strength while defending the faith and walking with Jesus Christ. We join you in that effort, knowing it is only by His grace that we are able to stand.
March 2002—Lighthouse Trails Publishing officially began.
September 2002—Published first book, A Time of Departing.
Spring 2004—Began Lighthouse Trails Research Project, the From the Lighthouse blog, and the e-newsletter (sent out 3x/month via e-mail).
2005—Published Trapped in Hitler’s Hell by Anita Dittman, the first book in our Remembering the Holocaust series. Later we published books by Corrie ten Boom and Diet Eman, giving Lighthouse Trails three 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.
2012—Celebrated the 10th year anniversary of 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. Sold Oregon property and purchased ten acres in NW Montana.
2013—In January, began the Lighthouse Trails Research Journal; also began the topical Booklets, and in the fall, released Warren B. Smith’s book on Jesus Calling, “Another Jesus” Calling.
2015—Moved onto property in Montana having built a 2800sf office and warehouse for Lighthouse Trails.
2016—In September 2016, we released our 100th Booklet; also in 2016, LT authors Ray Yungen and Caryl Matrisciana passed away.
2017—Lighthouse Trails Publishing changed from an LLC to a corporation in the State of Montana.