Teleion is a Greek word translated as perfect, mature, complete in the Bible

Our Mission Statement


Teleion Books’ mission is to develop books that reflect the faith and culture of African-American and Africana Christian communities. Teleion Books also provides a platform for community voices. Our goal is to produce books that help readers become mature, strong, whole persons who fulfill their God-designed purpose. We seek to bless the entire family through books in the following categories:


  • Fiction (various genres)
  • Non-fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Middle Grade
  • Young-adult
  • Men’s Forum
  • Women’s Forum

Equipping and Edifying the Saints


Teleion Books’ mission mirrors the purpose for which Jesus Christ himself gave us faith leaders. The Apostle Paul describes this purpose in Ephesians 4:11-16.

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.


The word “mature” in verse 13 is a translation of the Greek word “teleion”

Note:  Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

Our Core Values


Teleion Books’ core values are:

  1. Fidelity to Scripture and biblical principles
  2. Distinct quality in publications
  3. Priority of ministry in company focus
  4. Consistent integrity in business practices
  5. Excellence in customer service

Publisher’s Note

Teleion Books fulfills the call to serve God and edify His children through the intersection of two passions: A love of books, and a hunger to see African-American and Africana life and culture reflected in Christian faith-based books. Books touch our lives as they entertain, uplift, inform, comfort, and stretch us. They teach us of God’s mercy, Jesus’ love, and the Holy Spirit’s daily help as we learn to walk in Him. The Teleion family is building a catalog of books with the prayer that lives will be touched and blessed. Thank you for visiting Teleion Books.

By His grace,

Stephanie Carter, Founder and Publisher

Professional Organizations

Teleion Books is a member of the following professional organizations: