Selections from our Christian Translation Portfolio
The Purpose Driven Church
“The Purpose Driven Church” is a book written by Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, United States. Purpose Driven Church is a call to build healthy churches through God’s five purposes for his people and the church: Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, and Evangelism.
The Purpose Driven Life
The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God’s purposes for putting us on earth. The book topped the Wall Street Journal best seller charts as well as Publishers Weekly charts with over 30 million copies sold by 2007.
God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important, because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere.
This leader’s guide contains testimonies, a 90-day strategy, and gives you everything you need to facilitate the life-changing Celebrate Recovery lessons. We’ve done our best to simplify your job. The clear, easy-to-follow format minimizes your preparation time and virtually walks you through each meeting. Besides the ability to follow basic instructions, a willing heart is all you need to successfully conduct this proven, life-changing program.
The Journal of Global Christianity
The Journal of Global Christianity seeks to promote international scholarship and discussion on topics related to global Christianity. The journal addresses key issues related to the mission of the Church in hope of helping those who labor for the gospel wrestle with and apply the biblical teaching on various challenging mission topics.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Paul Washer founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support indigenous missionaries witnessing to people of their own culture. In this book, Paul Washer escorts readers through a biblical overview of the good news about Jesus. Presenting passage after passage from the Bible, Washer describes the holy character of God, the human problem of sin, and the divine solution found in Jesus’ redemptive life, death, and resurrection for all who repent and believe. If you are interested in knowing the basic claims of the gospel or know someone exploring the truths of Christ, this succinct treatment of the greatest news the world has ever heard is just what you need.
Beyond Suffering – A Christian view on disability ministry
Effective disability ministry focuses not only on people with disabilities, but also gives its attention to care providers, who attend daily to the needs of such people. This course is a useful resource for church leaders who want to study the subject of disability with the goal of training other church members to care for people with special needs and their families.
Start with Hello – Introducing your Church to Special needs ministry
God cares for people with disabilities and he wants his church to care for them too. Yet, many people in churches do not know how to even begin expressing their genuine interest and how to reach out to people with special needs. Start with hello, says Kate Brueck, it opens a door of opportunity wider, letting people with special needs to enter our churches and feel welcomed and belonged. She suggests a simple five-step plan that can help to introduce your church to special needs ministry. Expanding church ministry focus to people with disabilities will bring God’s blessings not only on them but also upon the whole church.
The Source of Life
The extraordinary personality of Jesus is a subject of countless books and a theme of countless songs. Yet, He has been an obstacle for many. What shall contemporary readers make of His claims and life today? The best way to approach it is by studying His life and His teaching firsthand, in order to make our own conclusions about Him. John wrote his Gospel with the purpose of leading his first readers to faith in Jesus. Faith originates when we encounter the person of Jesus and His words. Contemporary readers by studying the Gospel of John will benefit in a similar way as his first readers did. This Bible study course written by William G. Bradshaw takes readers on an exciting adventure of learning about Jesus, the Source of Life.
Sabbath: A Gift of Time
The same amount of time is available to everyone. While everyone is busy and sometimes feels a lack of time, some people are able to recharge their souls and return to a workweek refreshed. What is their secret? In her book, Sabbath: A Gift of Time, Bonnie Saul Wilks, reveals this secret. Time itself is God’s gift to humankind. In addition, His special day of rest, Sabbath, is given to His people to be a blessing for all. Celebrating this day of rest, God’s people celebrate God’s faithfulness, express their trust in His providence and witness to other people about God’s generosity.