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(Hindi) Finally Alive

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When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'.

The term 'born again' has been devalued both in society and in the church. Those claiming to be 'born again' live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don't; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covert the same, do almost everything the same.

Being 'born again' is now defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament however defines Christians very differently.

“When Jesus said to Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7), he was not sharing interesting and unimportant information. He was leading him to eternal life… If he does that for you (or if he already has), then you are (or you will be) truly, invincibly, finally alive.” John Piper

Situation

Situation: Despite 200 years of mission work in India by William Carey and others, India continues to be one of the most complex nations in the world. With over 6,000 castesand 33 million gods, 

Jesus could easily become a simple idol added to the collection of the gods in the temple. However, more and more, India’s population is seeking answers that are only answered through the Word of God and books to help them understand and grow. The Dalits (the “Untouchable” caste) are educating vast numbers of their children and villages and it is within these lower castes that freedom in 

Christ is emerging as a call to personal and spiritual liberty. Today, there is dynamic growth in indigenous mission groups, churches, and Indian Christian leadership. Presenting Jesus—not as just another god—but as the true incarnate Son of God who has brought life, hope, and growth to the national church. (Operation World, pgs. 309-317)

India’s Demographics

Population: 1,140,000,000 407,900,000
First Language Hindi Speakers 62%
Literacy Rate (Internet users 81M; growing 1,520% per decade)
2.4% Protestant
* Statistics are from IWS and Operation World

Project Details


NOTE: These cases are located in India and for shipment in-country only.

Title: Finally Alive
Author: John Piper
Format: Softcover Book
Language: Hindi
Case Quantity: 80 books
Case Weight: 15 kilos 

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