The Value of Christian Books in Indonesia
Many people in Indonesia, especially those living in remote areas, still view books as a luxury and they are difficult to get. Furthermore, many people also lack interest in reading books. In order to generate interest in reading, there is a need to introduce and provide good books that are easy to read.
Therefore, in conducting preaching seminars, Langham Indonesia gives priority to locations where resources are limited and access to books is difficult. In such locations, the preachers usually only have the Bible as their sole resource in preparing sermons. In every training, Langham Indonesia gives each participant printed training materials as handbooks in addition to two published books related to the training.
Langham Indonesia also encourages Indonesians to write Christian books that meet the needs of Christian life in Indonesia. One book already published in 2016 is Cara Pandang Kristen which means ‘Christian Views’ in English. Langham Indonesia also published several books that have been translated into Indonesian to be distributed to trainees and sold to the public.
Indigenous, high-quality books can be a challenge to produce for new movements and national churches. Yet they are also indispensable to leading these movements and churches to greater maturity so it is with much excitement that we share this update of the progress being made by Langham Indonesia to resource preachers with relevant evangelical literature. You can view their website in Indonesian here.Tags: books, Indigenous, Indonesia, Langham Indonesia, Langham Literature, Langham Partnership, Langham Preaching, literature, Publishing, Reading, training, Writers, writing