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Edmund Clowney

Take It Now!

(Simplified Chinese) Called to the Ministry

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What is Christ’s calling to you? You may be seeking an answer, you may be avoiding the question—but when the Lord calls, he will be answered. God’s call came suddenly to Elisha, who was plowing a field when Elijah cast the prophet’s mantle on him, and to Peter, who was holding a fishing net when Jesus called him. 

What does the Bible say about Christ’s calling today? We are told that the Lord calls us by name, and every Christian has his or her own calling—a calling as a child of God and a servant of God.

In this timeless book Clowney address the question of how the Lord calls us today. Christ’s spoken word no longer sounds by the lake of Galilee, but he has not left his disciples without direction.

Situation

China, the largest nation in the world, is home to the fastest growing church movement in Asia. While Chinese nationals have emigrated throughout the world, over a billion people still live in China and its provincial nations. With 1 in every 5 people in the world reading the Chinese language there is a need for strong, biblically sound Christian books, theological training materials, and discipleship materials. 

The church, both registered and un-registered, is rapidly expanding and yet these pastors are in need of good study and training materials and Chinese doctrinal books that will help them lead and guide their congregations in times of difficulty and in times of great blessing. Without good materials, false teachings, error, and division have stunted the growth of the Church in China.

Geography of the Language

Simplified Chinese is mainly used in mainland China.

Demographics*

Population: 1,373,227,000
98% First Language Chinese Speakers
92% Literacy Rate
3-10% Protestant

* Statistics are from Operation World, World Factbook, IWSPartner

Project Details


Author: Edmond Clowney
Title: Called to the Ministry
Language: Simpliified Chinese
Format: Soft Cover
Total Project Cost: $8,500
Number of Resources: 5,000
Page Numbers: 90

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P&R, which stands for “Presbyterian and Reformed,” is dedicated to publishing excellent books that promote biblical understanding and godly living as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. 

Enoch founded in 1999—one of the first indigenous Christian publishing houses in China. Since then, the staff has grown from 2 to 24. Despite the challenges faced by Christian publishers in getting ISBN numbers and pre-publication approval by government censors, Enoch has published 130 titles so far, 100 of which remain in print.