Working with local leaders to develop Biblical books written for local context
More than just providing books, it is about equipping leaders with Biblical resources that transform lives. Books that will be utilised by Bible colleges, to train thousands of students to be more effective, biblical leaders. Books that will be used my ministries to equip pastors and leaders to provide solutions to local issues.
82% Not written for local contexts
Most books sold by Majority World publishers are not written for local contexts.
78% of theological colleges are under-resourced
33% of schools are missing textbooks to teach important courses
Langham Literature provides Majority World pastors, scholars and seminary libraries with evangelical books and electronic resources through grants, discounts and distribution.
We also foster the creation of indigenous evangelical books for pastors in many languages, through training workshops for writers and editors, sponsored writing, translation, strengthening local evangelical publishing houses, and investment in major regional literature projects, such as one volume Bible commentaries like The Africa Bible Commentary.
Developing biblical books has an exponential impact.
As scholars, pastors and Christian leaders are equipped with resources needed to learn and teach God’s Word, relevant cultural issues are addressed from a biblical perspective, resulting in Christian growth and understanding.
One example of the multiplicative impact of one book is the Africa Bible Commentary. For every commentary sent to a pastor in a local church, a minimum of 10-12 other pastors and lay preachers are sharing this resource. Multiply that by more than 100,000 volumes already distributed and millions of lives impacted.
Sponsor Strategic Book Projects
We help develop groundbreaking commentaries written in and for the local context, and support, facilitate and fund landmark literature projects that due to their size and nature require collaboration from multiple partners. These projects meet the specific needs of indigenous Christians in different regions of the world.
Improving Local Publishing
Local publishers publishing in local languages to meet local needs are crucial to bring the church to maturity and protect against false teaching. We come alongside local publishers and provide consultancy and expertise based on our experiences in similar contexts. We seek to support them and equip them to run good publishing houses.
Resourcing Academic Publishing
Academic publishing faces unique challenges in comparison to other types of publishing. It is often more expensive and can have a lower return on investment. We support those who can write for their own contexts and publish their contributions for the benefit of the local and global church.
Developing Local Authors
We train editors and writers who show potential, so they can use their gifts to bless the church. We also provide Writer’s Grants to evangelical scholars in the Majority World who wish to write books that will benefit the church in their region.
Sending Books to Theological Colleges
Through your generosity we source and equip seminaries with electronic theological texts suitable for their contexts. We partner with well-known publishers to distribute biblical resources to churches, pastors, Bible colleges and seminaries in Asia-Pacific. We also provide an annual grant for qualifying libraries of Majority World institutions.