“We now see that writing is a way to serve the Lord,” said a young man after MAI training. “Writing can reach people in places where we ourselves cannot go.” Last year he and friends in a closed country of Southeast Asia formed the first Christian publisher in their nation, an exciting outcome of our
By John Maust Nine aspiring authors traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, once-great port city founded by Alexander the Great in 321 B.C. and famed in its day as the seat of all learning. In a place where the Great Library once held 700,000 manuscripts—every known work in existence—they learned the craft of writing at a training
By Frances Fuller A long time ago we knew a young Iraqi whom I remembered today while reading the news. His name was Asal. Actually, I can’t figure out how to write this in English; that first letter does not exist in our language and to an American sounds like a vowel, a bit harsh,
While Turkey reels from terrorist bombings and refugees fleeing ISIS, its sole Christian magazine helps dispel despair. Since 2012 Miras magazine has been dishing up hope to a tiny Christian population—6,000 of its 70 million people. Before launching the bi-monthly magazine, Gökhan Talas and his wife were churchplanters until Islamist terrorists killed three teammates. This
The gruesome video showing beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya last February spurred writers at the Bible Society of Egypt into immediate action. Within three days, a powerful tract began reaching the hands of mourning Egyptians, and ultimately 1.65 million readers. It became the most widely distributed Christian leaflet in the nation’s history.
By Miriam Adeney From Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon they walk in, sit down, and plug in laptops or lay out pens and paper. These 17 writers are each working on a book in Arabic in the Christian Arab Writers’ Initiative, a joint effort of MAI and Ophir Publishers of Jordan. Topics include women’s oppression
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