“My heart is stirred by a noble theme…” — Psalm 45:1
“Mantap” is an Indonesian word, pronounced mäntäp (like the “a” in father), which literally means steady, solid or sound. The day-to-day connotation for that word in Indonesia is much stronger, though, used after things like drinking a delicious cup of strong coffee and wanting to express satisfaction in the fullness of its flavor. It’s said as an exclamation of delight: mantap! That is the essence we are wanting to deliver in Mantap Publishing, giving readers that same satisfying fullness of flavor when they finish a book. We want all of our books to feel like a delicious cup of good coffee, awakening the senses and readying the reader for the day ahead . Solid. Sound. Stirring. Mantap!