Ninel Lazăr serves with Florin Stan at Hope Church in Fieni, Romania. In spite of health problems, including his back and vision, he continues to press on in his book publication ministry. In his latest report he gives an update of the volumes that he is translating for the help of the Church in Eastern Europe:
During the month of September we had the wonderful privilege of translating and (re)publishing some of the most wonderful books we have ever published for our Romanian readers:
- The Almost Christian, by Puritan Matthew Mead, a tough and challenging book detailing 20 things false converts use to deceive themselves into thinking they are Christians, but that prove nothing more than they are unfortunately “almost” Christians. I translated this book originally in 2006, using an old manuscript dating back to 1711 (it took me six months then), but now produced an easy-to-read version, and included a foreword by Dr. John F. MacArthur. This updated translation is published for free download in e-Book format, and we also have a few copies in printed format that we intend to give away.
- The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ, by Thomas Vincent, is an excellent plea for all true Christians to love Christ with all their hearts, minds, souls, and strength, reminding them of those many blessings and benefits that they have received as a result of Christ’s love for them. As with the Almost Christian, Vincent’s book was originally translated a few years ago using an old manuscript, and this edition we updated the language a bit, and improved reader’s experience using a text structure that follows better the original intent of the author. A few printed copies will be given away to our local churches and to our brothers and sisters who want to rekindle their love for Christ. What a book!
- What Can I Do With My Guilt?, by Dr. R.C. Sproul, is a book addressing the Crucial Question series that explains the objective nature of guilt and the subjective nature of guilt feelings, and how to treat these two in our lives, not only in view of spiritual growth, but also in apologetics and evangelism.
- What is the Great Commission? by Dr. R.C. Sproul is a short, but powerful, explanation of the Great Commission starting with defining the Gospel, then going through the nature of evangelism, and then entering into practical aspects of it, such as mobilizing the laity and seeking for the lost. Not a lengthy book, but filled with lots of excellent insights, typical of Dr. Sproul’s style. The Ligonier Crucial Questions series are exceptionally well written, and we are amazed at how well they are received here in Romania.
- I also continued the translation process for Mortification of Sin by John Owen.
I will continue the translation projects with Ligonier Ministries, and our own projects at Magna Gratia which include:
- The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by John Owen
- Mortification of Sin, by John Owen (already started)
- Missionary Methods, by Rolland Allen
- One Plan. The History of the Work of Redemption, by Jonathan Edwards.
Please remember our brother's health in prayer. In waiting on God for healing he is experiencing a kind of spiritual fruit that only affliction can produce.