In many instances, people in developing countries can read in their local language but not in English. Even if they do speak and read English, books written in the UK can pre-suppose an English or Western culture and this makes them less appropriate for certain areas. The answer is to publish books written in a local context.
Many leaders in the developing nations have had little formal training and lack the time and resources to improve their knowledge. Their understanding of the Bible can be limited, yet they are hungry to learn more. As they lack confidence in their own scripture learning, they will often repeat specific teaching and preaching lessons time and time again. This can restrict their own personal development and spiritual journey, and that of their congregations; mistakes can also be perpetuated.
Find out how Sovereign World Trust sought to redress this situation with a major publishing project: The Bible: Inside Out.
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