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What's New Archives - 2006

Here's What's New for the Week of November 26, 2006!
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Here's a great find for anyone who travels and wants to share the gospel with people of other nations:

The Gospel of Luke in Seven Languages
This beautiful little hardcover volume is just 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches, and contains the gospel of Luke in Italian, French, Arabic, English, Japanese, German, and Spanish.

Week of November 19, 2006

We were excited to discover the online bookstore offered by the Institute of Bible Translation (IBT). (To find the bookstore at their site, look in their homepage menu for "Stock".)

This wonderful organization sells New Testaments or Bibles in Adygei, Georgian, Komi-Zyran, Kyrgyz, Russian and Tajik.

IBT sells hymnals in Chuvash, Estonian, Gagauzi, Georgian, Komi-Zyran, Latvian, and Mari-Meadow.

IBT's bookstore also carries Children's Bibles in the following languages:

For a complete directory of Bibles in over 230 languages, visit Bibles in Your Language.

Week of October 30, 2006

We've located some wonderful Spanish Books for Kids and Spanish Music CD's for Kids.

Week of October 16, 2006

Visit our new page of Libros Cristiana listing over 80 Christian authors whose books have been written in or translated into Spanish. Over 1000 Christian books are available in Spanish. Here's a small sample:
El Caso de Cristo
(The Case for Christ)
By Lee Strobel
Una Vida con Proposito
(The Purpose Driven Life)
by Rick Warren
Manantiales En El Desierto:
366 Lecturas Devocionales

(Streams in the Desert)
by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Week of August 14, 2006 is a powerful new site launched by the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board in conjunction with the Ethnic America Network. The site offers a free database of North American People Groups, including Census 2000 information for country of birth, ancestry, and language by zip codes, counties, cities, and states. Eventually it is hoped that people group workers and researchers across North America will contribute people group observations in their local area.

If you teach children and want to help them learn English, Spanish or other languages, you'll be interested in our page of Children's Language Resources.
One interesting new book is:

Teaching the World's Children:
ESL for Ages Three to Seven

by Mary Ashworth
Pippin Publishing, 2004

Week of May 14, 2006

This week we announce the addition of Ethnic Harvest's Parallel Bible -- an online Bible site with 35 Bibles in 25 languages, which you can display alone or in parallel columns!

Please join us in praying that God will bless this site and bless many lives through the Parallel Bible and other resources here.

Week of May 7, 2006

Those who speak French or have a ministry with French-speaking people may be interested in the new resources we researched this week. Learning about their culture honors your French friends, and we've found books to help you learn about French culture, language, food and travel.

We've also found sources for more than 100 Livres en Francais: Vie chrétienne (Christian books translated into French). These are books by some of your favorite authors, including Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, Chuck Swindoll, Joni Eareckson Tada, Elisabeth Elliot, Bruce Wilkinson, and many more, which we have organized by author or theme.

Livres en Francais: Vie chrétienne

Auteur (Author)   A-B    C-F    G-K   L-M   N-R   S   T-Z

      Thème (Topic)
Bible et Référence    (Bibles and study aids)
Encouragement    (Encouragement)
Famille    (Family)
Femmes    (Women)
Roman et Fiction    (Fiction)
Hommes    (Men)
Jeunesse    (Youth)
Le saint-esprit    (The Holy Spirit)
Mariage et sexualité    (Marriage and sexuality)
Pour connaître Dieu    (Knowing God)
Prière    (Prayer)
Servir Dieu    (Serving God)
Vie abondante    (Abundant life)

Week of March 26, 2006

Our Bibles in Your Language site now lists sources for online, audio or print Bibles in 224 languages! This week we added 51 languages, all of which have the New Testament available on cassette, published by Faith Comes by Hearing.

WorldServe Publishing is a nonprofit ministry that distributes Bible tracts to children around the world.

You can order their "Most Important Story" booklet in 100 languages from their online store, or read it online in English at

Week of March 19, 2006
We highly recommend Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, a dynamic course where you'll discover what God is doing around the world. The course is taught at 150 locations throughout the USA every year.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Edited by Ralph D. Winter, Steven C. Hawthorne, Darrell R. Dorr, D. Bruce Graham, Bruce A. Koch
William Carey Library Publishers, 1999

This is a book of readings from the Perspectives course, written for lay people by more than 90 mission scholars and practitioners, and exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization.

We found several other books this week that offer interesting perspectives on multicultural ministry:
More Than Equals:
Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel

by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice
InterVarsity Press, 2000

Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice offer us a vivid portrayal of two men from extremely different backgrounds coming together with their families in true Christian community. For more on this topic, visit our page on Reconciliation.

The Global God : Multicultural Evangelical Views of God
Edited by Aida Besancon Spencer, William David Spencer, and Alda B. Spencer
Baker Book House, 1998
The New Global Mission:
The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone

by Samuel Escobar
InterVarsity Press, 2003
Living in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Diversity
by Randy Woodley
Chosen Books Pub Co, 2001

The author is Keetoowah Cherokee
Being Latino in Christ:
Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity

by Orlando Crespo
InterVarsity Press, 2003
What Color is Your God?
by David Ireland
Impact Publishing, 2000

Week of March 12, 2006

We've added eleven new languages to Bibles in Your Language, bringing the total to 174 languages. The new languages are:
  • Aramaic
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • Chamorro
  • Estonian
  • Fulfulde
  • Georgian
  • Potawatomi
  • Romani
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa

Divided by Faith:
Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (Oxford University Press, 2001) is a challenging examination of the dynamics of race and reconciliation within the evangelical church. The authors make the case that individual repentence and friendships are not sufficient to address long-standing problems of racism. "As Stokely Carmichael and others have noted, when problems are at least in part structural, they must be addressed at least in part by structural solutions." More articles and books on this topic can be found at our page on reconciliation.
People of the Dream:
Multiracial Congregations in the United States

by Michael O. Emerson
Published by Princeton University Press
April 2006

This new book from Princeton University presents the findings of a seven year study to answer questions such as: How do racially mixed congregations come together? How are they sustained? Who attends them, how did they get there, and what are their experiences?

The classic 5-year Bible study, Through the Bible Radio Broadcast, is now available online in 30 languages, including Arabic, Armenian (Eastern), Armenian (Western), Cantonese, Cebuano, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Mandarin, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Multicultural Images: Abingdon Clip Art
Abingdon Press, 1999
500 full-color professional illustrations by leading multicultural artists in North America.

Week of March 5, 2006

We've added a new article, Guidelines for Ethical Standards in Cross-Cultural Ministry Contexts by Paul Grant. Reprinted with permission from John Mark Ministries (

We're always on the lookout for books that help us become more effective in cross-cultural settings. So I was glad to find this book from Intervarsity Press.
Cross-Cultural Connections:
Stepping Out and Fitting in Around the World

by Duane Elmer
Published by InterVarsity Press, 2002

The following books were written for for the business community, but the principles are useful for any Christian planning a mission trip or seeking to make friends with someone from another culture.
Cultural Intelligence:
A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures

by Brooks Peterson
Published by Intercultural Press, 2004
Latino Culture:
A Dynamic Force In The Changing American Workplace

by Nilda Chong, Francia Baez
Intercultural Press, 2005
Cross-Cultural Dialogues:
74 Brief Encounters With Cultural Difference

by Craig Storti
Published by Intercultural Press, 1994
The Art of Crossing Cultures
by Craig Storti
Published by Intercultural Press, 2001
Multinationals in India: Managing the Interface of Cultures
by Jai B P Sinha
Published by SAGE Publications, 2004
Multicultural Manners:
New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society

by Norine Dresser
Published by Wiley, 1996

We updated our links to the people group profiles online from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Their site now includes information on 15 people groups:

  • Albanians
  • Balinese
  • Bedouin
  • The Bisu of Thailand
  • The People of Chechnya
  • Kurds
  • The Lampungese of Indonesia
  • The Madurese of Indonesia
  • The Malay of Malaysia
  • Muang
  • The Pattani Malay of Thailand
  • Persian Speakers Worldwide
  • The Qashqa'i of Iran
  • The Romany people
  • The Sundanese of Indonesia

Week of February 27, 2006

This week we added 50 foreign language Bibles carried by the International Bible Society (IBS). You'll find our updated pages at:

Amharic Bibles
Arabic Bibles
Cebuano Bibles
Chichewa Bibles
Chinese Bibles
Czech Bibles
English Bibles
Farsi Bibles
French Bibles
German Bibles
Gujerati Bibles
Igbo Bibles
Japanese Bibles
Korean Bibles

Kurdish Bibles
Malayalam Bibles
Maori Bibles
Oriya Bibles
Persian Bibles
Polish Bibles
Portuguese Bibles
Russian Bibles
Slavonic Bibles
Spanish Bibles
Swedish Bibles
Tagalog Bibles
Thai Bibles

One of our favorite finds was a beautiful illustrated Russian/English Children's Bible. In fact, it inspired us to create a new page of Children's Bibles in Many Languages.

The International Bible Society also offers

Week of January 1, 2006

The 5th Annual Reaching Japanese for Christ Conference will be held February 17-19, 2006 at Northshore Baptist Church in Bothell, Washington. For more information, visit

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