Cardinia Ranges Publishing House – Starting to inspire people

Cardinia Ranges Publishing House is finally here. It was a childhood dream to start a publishing business that would help people. After many years, it finally has come true.

Inspiring people to fulfill their God-given potential

That is our mission. It is actually also my personal life mission. I have lived by it in all my years teaching and mentoring at schools and universities, as well as in setting up and leading church ministries.

Now, I am continuing this mission in the form of an independent publishing house. To bless people, to inspire them, to help them on their journey in life, whether they know God or not. That is what we at Cardinia Ranges Publishing House are trying to accomplish.

Every person matters, every person of every walk of life. Every person has a purpose. We want to help people find that purpose, that potential that was placed in their life before they were even born.

Our Values

We are available to people of all walks of life. We try to share inspiration with all people to fulfill their God-given potential. However, we are also a publishing house based on the Christian faith. Our values reflect this faith base.

Our works and contributors may not all be Christian, but neither will they undermine or contradict our values and our mission.

We strongly uphold and work from our values, which are:


We love life, we encourage life, we want to bring forth life. Life is the greatest gift we receive. Helping others to live life to the full is the greatest gift we can pass on.

I have come to bring life, life in its fullness and overflowing

Jesus in John 10:10 (paraphrased)


We are available to all people. We accept all people, we love all people, we inspire all people. Being available, making available, being present to others, not just pushing in to sell them something. Sticking around, ready to lend a hand.

I am ready to give my all for my sheep. I also have sheep from other groups of people.

Jesus in John 10:15-16 (paraphrased)


We are encouragers. We encourage others to become encouragers, too. We stir others up to take heart. We come alongside them in their journey and support them. We help them find strength to fight for what they believe in. Together we can make this world a better place, when we all decide to encourage those in need and spur on those stepping out in the the unknown.

Do you see me doing the wonderful works of God on earth, helping others, healing others, supporting others find their way back, setting them free? Just believe these acts of wonder and encouragement, even if you don’t believe my words. Then you would also experience my fullness, who I am in the Father and who he is in me.

Jesus in John 10:38 (paraphrased)


We believe in truth despite the myriad of voices in this world. We believe in upholding the truth, even when it isn’t popular. People have opinions and different perceptions of the truth. However, that doesn’t change the fact that there is an absolute reality, an absolute presence of truth.

I speak to you timeless truth that never changes or disappears.

Jesus in John 10:7 (paraphrased)


We love creative diversity, we celebrate diversity in creation. People are as diverse as the number of grains of sand of the far-stretching beaches along the Earth’s oceans. Nature is exuberantly diverse. If our Creator delights in diversity, so will we.

Eagerly all of creation waits for the moment God shows all of his children, his heirs.

Paul in Romans 8:19 (paraphrased)

New Release: Unexpected – Five Inspirational Short Stories of Encouragement

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Improve the way you live and interact with others around you as you are inspired by this book using the ancient art of storytelling. Through intriguing parables, real-life examples and poetry, Jozua van Otterloo presents and inspires how to become the best encourager you can be.

“Unexpected. Encouragement is like a river flowing under a bridge, like those you would see in most cities around the world.”

J. van Otterloo in the story “Food for Thought”.

Encouragement can take different forms and show itself in the exchange between different people. One thing characterizes encouragement. It is the force that exists in the exchange between people, where one comes alongside the other and for a period of time shares their journey, to help, support and strengthen the other.

Unexpected: Five Inspirational Short Stories of Encouragement is a collection of modern-day parables, stories that help us see things differently, and reflections and poems. Each shows different ways encouragement flows and impacts others. Each of these is written with the aim to spur us on, to encourage us to become people of encouragement ourselves.

Be inspired. Be encouraged. Become an encourager, yourself, and leave a legacy of encouragement.

More about the author: Jozua van Otterloo

Get your own copy

Now available as a hardcover and paperback editions from your favourite retailer.

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Available all around the world. Check your local bookstore or Amazon.





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