(Arabic) The Gospel As Center eBook
It's time to reclaim the core of our beliefs…
Important aspects of Christianity are in danger of being muddied or lost as relativism takes root in our churches today. What was historically agreed upon is now readily questioned and the very essentials of the Christian faith are in jeopardy. It’s time to reclaim the core of our beliefs.
To that end, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and other influential leaders have created this volume to defend the traditional gospel and to strengthen the church.
The Gospel as Center will help you join in the movement—the movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices and the centrality of the gospel—and stand united under the conviction that what holds us together is worth fighting for.
Arabic is the primary language in North Africa and the Middle East and the fourth largest language in the world, spoken by 221 million people there and beyond. Much of the Arabic-speaking world has found itself embroiled in fierce and often hostile conflict recently. Often called “Arab Spring,” these uprisings were sparked in most countries by poverty combined with rising prices, lack of job opportunities for young workers, and growing anger at personal enrichment among the politically elite. The uprisings began in Tunisia in December 2010, followed by mass protests across Iran, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria and Morocco in January and February. Calls for freedom, justice, and hope for a better world were commonly heard among young protesters on the streets.
Regardless of any reforms these countries make, however, these hopes will not and cannot ultimately be met by a merely human government. Christ is the only one who can bring lasting peace to the unrest of millions of unbelieving souls in the Arab world, and access to that truth is essential. One massive opportunity for gospel penetration right now, especially for Arabs who do not speak English, is through the web, with the potential for millions to read, listen to, and study the truth about Jesus in their own language. (Ethnologue, BBC World News)
Arabic is considered an official language in the countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somolia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.
221,000,000 First Language Arabic Speakers
77% Literacy Rate (Internet users 65M; 18.8% of the population)
* Statistics are from Operation World, ICI, World Bank, IWS, and UNESCO