After his wife passed away, Cecil Jackson Cole found that there was very little Christian literature to help him through his grief, and so he created The Christian Book Promotion Trust and endowed them with a 15% share hold in Andrews Property Group. This funding underpins the core costs of the work done by Speaking Volumes to this day.
The purpose of this charity is to highlight great Christian books, and give grants to community spaces such as prisons, schools, hospices, libraries, care homes and churches to help them purchase books and DVD’s on, about or inspired by the Christian faith.
They have also published their own book, A World of Difference, which tells the story of 8 extraordinary people who, inspired by their faith, enacted great change in the world. The book includes the stories of individuals such as Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa as well as Cecil Jackson Cole himself.