Life Publishing

Jan HoldawayDavid and Jan Holdaway have extensive experience of writing and publishing their own books and have also helped many new and established authors to publish their books. For some it has been the start of a writing journey whereby they now have several books in print and have become established authors!

They provide a full editing, proof reading, layout, publishing and cover design service, including advice on presentation, guidance on bar codes and covers, and the supply and registration of ISBN numbers to enable worldwide distribution. The topics they have published range from testimonies to theological books, teaching to novels.

Jan is a journalist by profession and has worked on weekly and daily newspapers throughout the UK as a reporter and sub-editor, as well as working as a freelance journalist. She attended Theological College where she gained a Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) from London University.

Their mix of theological, pastoral, journalistic and publishing experience give them a unique skills mix to help new and experienced writers in putting together a top class publication.

A selection of some of the books David and Jan Holdaway have helped authors publish.

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Some of the authors we have worked with have kindly commented on their experience on working with Life Publications.

“Following the publication of my book, Reflections, I am very happy to commend the work of David and Jan Holdaway in their involvement in this important ministry. Their enthusiastic encouragement and expertise in editing and the preparation of the manuscript for publication were of immense help to me and it was a great pleasure to work on the project with them. I pray that God will richly bless them in their future endeavours.”

Rev John Lancaster, Elim Pentecostal Church (Reflections)


“I am very happy to commend the work of Life Publications. Having completed the transcript of my first book The Dynamics Of Effective Prayer, I found that the level of expertise made available by David and Jan Holdaway was of inestimable value. Their advice was greatly appreciated particularly with reference to the layout and presentation.”

“The finished product was of the highest quality and received many commendations from readers who were impressed with design and layout. I wish David and Jan Holdaway every success in the future development of Life Publications.”

Rev Alistair Cole, Elim Prayer Network (Published The Dynamics Of Effective Prayer)


“I can’t recommend David and Jan highly enough. They gave excellent guidance, advice and encouragement. They were easy to work with and very quick to reply to any communication. “

“I’m now working on my ninth book – I couldn’t have done it without them! “

Margaret Peat (The White Elephant, The Seagull, Dear Sally, Great Thoughts from a Small Dog, The Journey and Across the Brook)