Just in time for Christmas, 21Five, Redeemer University’s campus bookstore, officially relaunched as a source of Gospel-centred books and products available across the country.
Originating as the campus bookstore for Redeemer University in the late 1980s, the store was rebranded in 2021 as 21Five, a reference to Revelation 21:5 where Christ proclaims from his throne, “I am making all things new!” The store now seeks to fill a need left by the closing of many Christian bookstores across Canada in recent years. Still serving the university campus with textbooks, apparel and other resources, 21Five’s purpose has expanded to provide books and products that explore and reflect the Reformed tradition across Canada.
The store aims to provide products that help others deepen their faith and embody it in all areas of life, reflecting the hope and love of Jesus Christ in their relationships, churches, careers and communities.
Customers are welcome to visit the local, physical store in Ancaster (Hamilton), Ontario on Redeemer University’s campus, with many more resources online. Available to ship across Canada at great prices, 21Five offers a unique collection of resources marked by a commitment to the authority of scripture and an emphasis on the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all of creation.
Many of 21Five’s products, especially books, come from the US and other international distributors and shipping can be costly and complicated for Canadians. If there’s something the store doesn’t have, or customers require a bulk order for their church, school or bible study, they can simply complete the special request form on 21Five.ca and staff will do their best to get it. In an effort to come alongside Christian organizations with Gospel-centred resources, churches and schools receive a 20% discount on their orders.
As an ancillary operation of Redeemer University, a registered charitable organization, proceeds from the sale of books and products will go towards supporting Redeemer’s mission to prepare students to share the love and hope of Jesus in every career and calling.