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Arabic Book Translation Project

Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John Piper

Goal: $6,500

100% Raised

TGC International Outreach is engaged in Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church. We create Relief Projects by working with translators, publishers, and printers here in North America as well as overseas, and donate these resources through global missions networks. Through your generous gifts, these projects enable us to strengthen thousands of church leaders in Asia, Africa, and South America.

 

Resource

The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God’s Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer. The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning—God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons.

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die from Desiring God on Vimeo.

 

Arabic is the primary language in North Africa and the Middle East and the fourth largest language in the world, spoken by 221 million people there and beyond. Much of the Arabic-speaking world has found itself embroiled in fierce and often hostile conflict recently. Often called "Arab Spring," these uprisings were sparked in most countries by poverty combined with rising prices, lack of job opportunities for young workers, and growing anger at personal enrichment among the politically elite. The uprisings began in Tunisia in December 2010, followed by mass protests across Iran, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria and Morocco in January and February. Calls for freedom, justice, and hope for a better world were commonly heard among young protesters on the streets.

 

Regardless of any reforms these countries make, however, these hopes will not and cannot ultimately be met by a merely human government. Christ is the only one who can bring lasting peace to the unrest of millions of unbelieving souls in the Arab world, and access to that truth is essential. One massive opportunity for gospel penetration right now, especially for Arabs who do not speak English, is through the web, with the potential for millions to read, listen to, and study the truth about Jesus in their own language. (Ethnologue, BBC World News)

 

Geography of the Language

 

Arabic is considered an official language in the countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somolia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

 

 

Arabic Demographics*

 
Population: 344,139,242
221,000,000 First Language Arabic Speakers
77% Literacy Rate (Internet users 65M; 18.8% of the population)
 
 
* Statistics are from Operation World, ICI, World Bank, IWS, and UNESCO 
 
 

Project Partners

 

Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God exists to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.

 
 

 

 

Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to proclaim the gospel through publishing in order to, by God's grace:

  • Assist individual Christians and the church in growing in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life;

  • Bear witness to God's truth, beauty and holiness, and to the Lordship of Christ in every area of life;

  • Help bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior;

  • Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every way.

Project Details

Goal: $6,500

Total Quantity:  5,000 copies

 

$32.50 provides 1 case of 25 books for pastors in the Arabic-speaking world.

 

Title:  Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die
AuthorJohn Piper
Format: Softcover Book
Language: Arabic

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Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God exists to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.