One of the great needs among His people overseas is solid theological books translated into the vernacular language, in order to aid in the understanding of the Scriptures. While topical books are needed and provide a systematic understanding of vital subjects concerning the Christian life, resources that drive His people into the Scriptures are crucial. Commentaries, that give a clear pastoral understanding are invaluable. Unfortunately, most publishers do not focus on these types of resources. A small church in Tamil Nadu has labored to provide both kinds of resources. They have been blessed with church members who see the need, and who give great effort to translation and editing work. They have been able to provide the following for the Tamil-speaking world, which consists of around 86 million speakers.
The translated books and booklets are as follows:
- Three volume commentary of the Gospel of Matthew by J.C. Ryle.
- Volume 1 of the commentary on the Gospel of John by J.C. Ryle
- A Call to Prayer by J.C. Ryle
- C. H. Spurgeon’s Catechism for Children (abridged version).
- Henry T. Mahan’s commentary on the Gospel of John.
- To Be Continued by Sam Waldron.
- Grace Abound by Abraham Booth
- Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink
Books ready for print:
1. Volumes 2 and 3 of the commentary of the Gospel of John by J.C. Ryle
2. Knowing the Living God workbook by Paul Washer
3. Born Slave by Martin Luther
Books currently under translation:
1. End Times Made Simple by Sam Waldron
If you are a pastor or Tamil-speaking Christian living in India and would like to know how you can get one of these resources, please contact [email protected], or visit: https://evangelicalbaptistchurch.in/category/books/
These resources can be read online at: https://evangelicalbaptistchurch.in/books/
Good articles and Spurgeon’s catechism in Tamil: https://evangelicalbaptistchurch.in/blog/
Please pray that these books would be useful for the advancement of His kingdom and for the benefit of His people.
Stephen began working for HeartCry in 2015. As coordinator for Asia, North America, and Western Europe, he currently oversees the missionaries over 10 countries. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.More By Stephen Jacobs