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.
Worldwide about 300 million speak French. For 110 million it is their first language. Europe has about 75 million French speakers. During the 20th century, France laid claim to much of west Africa, colonized the people groups, and taught French as a major social language. French is still taught in most schools of western Africa. The influx of Islamic rule and practices has led to the opposition of Christianity and the church. The major growth of Frenchspeaking Christians is being seen in Africa, and these men and women have a heart for all parts of the French-speaking world. Many are calling for resources in literature, audio sermons, and DVDs to regain many of their values. (BEM, Operation World, pg. 254-59)
Francophone countries include: France, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Comoros, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia, Western Sahara.
The aim of Europresse is to be a publishing house whose message is based on the wonderful biblical truths rediscovered at the Reformation, reaching Europe, Africa and beyond.
This project is in cooperation with Desiring God, who has graciously donated a large quantity of this book to TGC and is partnering to deploy them through Packing Hope. Desiring God exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.