About

Shook Foil Books is committed to supporting God’s kingdom through publishing high-quality, thoughtful Christian ebooks. Wholly ecumenical, we support young and emerging voices, take risks, and seek God’s will for the church. We are independently owned and we are run by a team of experienced pastors, scholars, editors, and artists.

Our Name

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil...
    - “God’s Grandeur,” Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1918

Inspired by Hopkins verse about God’s glory in the world, Shook Foil Books strives to show God’s grandeur through publishing.

Our Logo

Designed by Michael Hendrix of IDEO, a chair (inspired by Marcel Breuer’s 1928 B32 model) hangs on the wall, upside down, reminiscent of a Shaker home and its values. Simplicity, practicality, craftsmanship, and genuine faith are the same values we bring to publishing.  Use the chair to welcome a stranger to the dinner table, host a party, or relax and read. Notice also that there’s also an S and F in the design!
Shook Foil Books Logo

The Team

The Rev. Erik W. Dailey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder
BA, University of Colorado, English Literature
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
STM, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Erik is the pastor at Occidental Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, California. He oversees all SFB projects and hopes that their ministry will be wide-reaching.
Erik W. Dailey
The Rev. Dr. Todd Edmondson, Academics Editor and Co-Founder
BA, Milligan College, English Literature
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Louisville, Interdisciplinary Humanities (Religion and Literature emphasis)
Todd is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church, Erwin, Tennessee, and an Adjunct Professor at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. He oversees academic projects and academic submissions.
Todd Edmondson
Marla L. Hyder, Editorial Consultant
BA, Whitworth University, English Composition
MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rhetoric and Composition
Marla has served as managing and copy editor for several magazines, books, and freelance projects, including theology dissertations and an encyclopedia. She currently teaches composition at the College of Lake County in Northern Illinois.
Marla Hyder
Anna Groebe, Editorial Intern
Anna is a student at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, studying Classics and Religion. She works as a peer tutor in the Reading and Writing Center and assists professors in Latin editing and translating. 
Anna Groebe