One thing I really enjoy as an author is getting to see my books translated into languages around the world and hear how the Lord is using them. It's a great joy to open the boxes when these translated books arrive at my door. Usually I can’t understand a word (English is my first and second language), but it’s so fun to know that they’re being read by people in Indonesia, China, Korea, Kenya, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Vietnam, Norway, Russia, Romania, Poland and… more.
"You [Lord] are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." (Revelation 5:9 NIV)
We want you to know that the book In Light of Eternity, which was translated into Russian and we are reading as a church during our 40 days of fast and prayer chain, became very very special for our family.
My husband and I love every bit of it. We also read some chapters from the book together with our kids. They are 10, 8 and 5 years of age. One evening we read and discussed the chapter about what the Kingdom of Heaven will look like, and talked about God creating a unique home in Heaven for each believer, doing it with so much love, since He wants every believer to be there and be special in His eyes. At the end of our conversation our two oldest kids said they really wanted to accept Jesus into their hearts. They were moved and encouraged to do that by the amazing Biblical facts so clearly presented in the book.
We are thanking God for you, for your joyful sacrificial labor in God's harvest. We also thank Him for using this book to bring two of our children to salvation and relationship with Jesus.
Translated titles are listed on our website.
Go to www.epm.org/translated-video to watch a video about Randy's translated books.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of EPM's quarterly newsletter Eternal Perspectives.
Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.