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Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc. and Lighthouse Trails Research Project began in 2002. There are currently several authors, editors, news writers, web and computer technicians who work with Lighthouse Trails throughout North America plus a small on-site staff in NW Montana where the offices of Lighthouse Trails are located. We are not a non-profit 501 (c)3 government organization. However, we give away thousands of books, booklets, DVDs, articles, and other materials, which makes us a very unique publishing company.

In the spring of 2012, Lighthouse Trails celebrated its 10th year anniversary. In recognition of that, we wrote three articles that describe our early years and some of the experiences we had during that time. You may wish to read them to better understand who we are:

How Lighthouse Trails Began – Part One: “It was a dark and stormy night.”

Lighthouse Trails, the Early Years – Part 2 – “A Hot Topic” That Just Wouldn’t Go Away

Rick Warren Biographer, George Mair, Passes Away at 83 – The Rest of the Story


“Bringing light to areas of darkness” and “A light shining in the darkness”


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.


We have written a lengthy doctrinal 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.

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.


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 this 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 supporting Understand the Times mission work, the Bryce Homes for Widows and Children in Kenya – currently, Lighthouse Trails readers are helping to support over three dozen Bryce Homes.

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.

2013 – Began Lighthouse Trails Research Journal, a subscription-based journal mailed to homes and offices; also began the Topical Booklets.

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.

2016—In September 2016, we released our 100th Booklet; also in 2016, sadly, 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 (now under the legal name, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, Inc.)

2021—After nearly 12 years, Lighthouse Trails relocated back to Oregon.

LTRP Note: Because Lighthouse Trails is a research project, we post news stories from several different sources in addition to articles from our trusted authors and ministries. These out-of-house news stories are for informational and research purposes and not necessarily as an endorsement for the source itself. As with everything that is read, whether on the Internet, in newspapers, or in books, Christian believers must always use biblical and godly discernment.


DONATING TO LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS: We are not a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. While we accept donations and are grateful for them, they are not tax deductible. We encourage you to consider ordering books and DVDs we publish – this is a great way to support us and at the same time help contend for the faith. We believe you will find each of our books and booklets to be well-written, properly documented, and essential for the times in which we live. If you would like to donate to Lighthouse Trails, you may send a donation by clicking the link below or by mailing it to: Lighthouse Trails Research Project, P.O. Box 307, Roseburg, OR 97470. Or you may call 541-391-7699 or 866/876-3910 (US & Canada).


You may also give donations through our online store using a credit card. (Click here.)

Thank you for your support.


  1. Jane James

    If you could please help me. The movie The War Rooms, is this movie alright? If you would please answer me about this. Thank you very kindly.



    Once again I am extremely blessed by your ministry. Praise the Lord.

  2. ReBecca Naughton

    Dear Lighthouse Trails:

    I was listening to Rick Wiles of TruNews and his guest yesterday was Kim Hilton. Her website it KimHilton.org. I was checking it out and thought I noticed a red flag – please let me know what your impression is of her. Her books reminded me of the Jesus Calling series.http://www.kimhilton.org/#!books/csgz

  3. William Roberts

    Dear Lighthouse Trails.
    As a pastor of a small church in the NW of the United Kingdom, I am regularly informing my members of the events going on in the world, and also use your materials and website to support what I am sharing. Today at 10:48am UK time I received a text message from the major food retailer here in the UK, and also known on the global stage, from Tesco.
    I quote, “Tesco Mobile: We’re supporting the 193 world leaders who’ve signed up to globalgoals.com to end poverty, inequality & climate change. Will you be a global citizen and #telleveryone?”
    Surely another warning of the advancing New World Order and sign of the end times. Global business now pushing forward with the UN plan.

  4. Margaret

    Re: Response to 8/27 Letter to Editor
    If it hadn’t been for discernment ministries like yours, I would have been ill-equipped to understand exactly the errors that were being taught in the church group I was in. Some of the teaching sounded “off,” but I was not Bible literate enough to figure it out myself. In hindsight, I see that after many years in church, I was getting “Bible-lite” in the sermons and I was not taught how to study the Bible myself. I blame the pastors for this: They are supposed to take their jobs seriously in teaching the whole counsel of God’s Word, including doctrine and discernment, so that we are all fully equipped. This is not happening with the current purpose-driven, seeker-sensitive (unbiblical) model too many churches are following.

    After much study and upheavals, I am thankfully now in a small church that values solid teaching of the Bible. It is wonderful! I understand a number of years ago this church lost 65% of the congregation when the pastor decided he should be doing expository teaching of Scriptures. I believe we are living at a time described in 2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”

    S.F. Bay Area

    P.S. Praying for your safety and for rain.

  5. Jane Holeman

    I sincerely thank you for the work you do. May our heavenly Father continue to strengthen you & give you discernment to carry on this much needed work! There are so few Berean’s today…. Sadly believers in the risen Christ know very little about written Word of the “the living Word Who became flesh and tabernacled among us….”

    My question: do you have any up-to-date info on Jennefer Kennedy Dean, author of Heart’s Cry, living the praying life, & etc?

    I am saddened & extremely troubled that a “Bible” study is being held in our church using one of her books on prayer. You have identified her as being involved with the non- Biblical, to put it mildly, spiritual formation/contemplative group.

  6. K.

    To Lighthouse Trails,
    Thank you so much for the information you have on this website, it has been a wonderful resource. I was involved in new age practices with a holistic doctor even though I am a born again christian. God rescued me from that but it has been very revealing how careful we have to be, God’s Way is the Only Way.
    Thank you again!


  7. mary olson

    Dear Friends–Thank you for your Lighthouse Trails work–it has been a true lifesaver for us these last three years.

    My reason for writing today especially is your article on Barton. Briefly. . .for 25 years we were members of Wenatchee Free Methodist church (my husband Carlton was raised in this church). For 9 years he was Finance Chair and on the Council.

    Some years ago staff members all went to Willow Creek church to “learn” how to run the church. Shortly thereafter the congregation did Purpose Driven Life/Church. The pastor instead of Bible study at early am meetings with the Board had them read/discuss all kinds of books, most important of which were by Dallas Willard. Until some of us objected, there was going to be an adult class on The Shack. Oh, my.

    You get the idea so I won’t go into more. . . .If you want to see further the influence of Barton and the rest, go to the website of the Northwest Conference of Free Methodist Church and its “soulcare” sections. You will be amazed at the spiritual formation/spiritual direction, etc., path the leaders have taken including having Ruth Haley Barton each year at the pastors’ retreats. Check out their suggested readings section.

    We at length communicated our concerns to the pastoral staff and the superintendent and bishop to no avail. Many wonderful Christians attend WFMC and are oblivious to what is happening there. We left as well as a number of other Bible-oriented people.

  8. Yolanda Beltran

    Thank you for your notes on Kay Arthur. I have been doing a lot of research on her because of my concern over her video Bible Study series. I called your office and left two messages. I am sure you are really busy. I just wanted to say, “Hello and thank you.” I also wanted to see if you had any more information on Kay’s ministry. We have gotten so used to idolizing large ministries that when they do or say things that are unscriptural, we do not apply the Berean discernment that Paul commended.

    Your website is a blessing. Our Christian brothers and sisters should express gratefulness when you take the time to let then know that they are treading towards error. Just as Paul commended the Bereans, a true Christian leader will commend you.

    In Christ Jesus and for His glory,

    Yolanda Beltran
    (805) 305-0405

  9. Laura Bartz

    Dear Lighthouse Trails,
    Our pastor has just began this new year having us read the New City Catechism in church. It’s a series of 52 questions and answers derived from a combination of 3 Confessions; the Geneva, the Heidleberg and Westminster. I am wondering if anyone has done any research into the New City Catechism because it is a work by Tim Keller along with someone else whose name I can’t remember at the moment. I think it’s Sam something. I’m already not comfortable with Tim Keller so I’m somewhat leery of this new catechism. I would appreciate any input into this matter.
    Thank you very much.

    Laura Bartz

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