John Piper

Take It Now!

(Russian) For Your Joy


Russia is the largest country in the world and spans nine time zones. When the U.S.S.R. crumbled, new nations were born—most of them seeking meaning to life, answers to global questions, struggle for power, and the role of government and religion. Despite the hopes for a new nation, they have experienced a high rate of unemployment and economic instability.

While the new constitution of Russia permits the freedom of religion, the Russian Orthodox Church still enjoys a comfortable role in guiding policy on churches, church planting, and missionaries often opposing evangelicals. There has been minimal investment in formal biblical training and seminaries. Most teaching still remains informal and centered around the largest cities—leaving many pastors far from the training, the resources, and the fellowship they need to grow spiritually. There is a strong call for pastoral training materials in the Russian language. Largest Russian Speaking Populations: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Israel, United States


Population: 140,366,561 people Number of Evangelicals: 7,267 people (0.00009% of the population) 

Number of Evangelicals: 1,636,627 people (1.2% of the population) 
Literacy Rate: 99.7%

*Statistics are from Operation World, World Factbook, IWS


The Almighty wants you to be happy! This evangelistic book addresses several key questions about God and us that everyone needs answers to. Use it to share with unbelievers that Jesus, the greatest being in the universe, is not just calling them to come, but calling them to come for their joy!

Project Details

Format: Softcover Booklets
Language: Russian
Case Quantity: 300 booklets
Case Weight: 20 lbs

NOTE: These cases are located in the United States and are for shipment in-country only.


Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God exists to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.