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REVISITING NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY & KEYS TO PARTNER MORE EFFECTIVELY

by Stuart Simpson

This insightful new book revisits ministry among Native Americans and highlights 5 keys that not only address the errors of the past, but as Native Americans rise up to fulfil their God-given destiny, will also facilitate more effective partnering with the non-native Church in order that God's Kingdom purposes might be realized.


TAKE COURAGE (a series of 4 books!)

- FINDING COURAGE IN GOD FOR LIFE

by Michelle J. Simpson

Full of stories and anecdotes, along with biblical truth, this book will be a great source of help and encouragement to many.

 

THE SECOND ACT

- THE REMARKABLE STORY OF MISSIONARY JAMES O. FRASER'S SUCCESSOR

by Stuart Simpson

This is the story about Stuart's close association with one of the most successful missionaries in the modern era, along with 20 key principles and lessons we can learn from Fraser's life and ministry, still applicable today.

FINDING GOD IN CHINESE CHARACTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 by Stuart M. Simpson

A unique pack of 25 Chinese characters with bi-lingual explanatory guide.

A great tool for anyone with Chinese friends and in ministry to Chinese!

WILLIAM TYNDALE

The Bible into the hands of the General Population

The Bible is the best-selling book in the world and has been translated into over 1,600 languages.  Every year more people gain access to God’s Word for the very first time.  What is sobering to realise is that for the best part of three out of every four years that have passed since Jesus died on the cross, the vast majority of Christians did not have the privilege of reading the scriptures.  Most people were illiterate anyway, but even those who could read had no text in their own language.  In the west of Europe, the Latin Vulgate (originally translated into Latin by St Jerome from AD 382) was to all intents and purposes all that was available.[i]  Besides, for the common man, it was not possible to examine the scriptures for himself until William Tyndale’s English translation. 

William Tyndale (1494-1536) holds the distinction of being the first man to ever print the New Testament in the English language. Tyndale was a true scholar and a genius, so fluent in eight languages that it was said one would think any one of them to be his native tongue. He is frequently referred to as the “Architect of the English Language”, (even more so than William Shakespeare) as so many of the phrases Tyndale coined are still in our language today: ‘the spirit is willing'; 'a law unto themselves'; 'gave up the ghost;' 'fight the good fight'; 'the powers that be.'  He literally transformed the way English was spoken and written.

A clergyman hopelessly entrenched in Roman Catholic dogma once taunted Tyndale with the statement, “We are better to be without God’s laws than the Pope’s”. Tyndale was infuriated by such Roman Catholic heresies, and he replied, “I defy the Pope and all his laws. If God spare my life ere many years, I will cause the boy that drives the plow to know more of the scriptures than you![ii]

In pursuit of his life’s work and passion for the Word of God, Tyndale gave up everything: friends, home, wife, family, country, security and eventually his life.  His sacrifices and efforts were not wasted and his final prayer was answered.  Having been unfairly convicted for heresy and treason, he was strangled and burnt at the stake.  His last words were, "Lord, open the king of England's eyes." Not long after, a complete English language Bible, two thirds translated by Tyndale and the remainder by his associate Miles de Coverdale, was published by royal permission.  Later, his translation constituted ninety percent of the Authorised (King James) Version of the Bible.

Tyndale's influence has been immense, not only as a translator of the scriptures, but also as an apostle of liberty and as a chief promoter of the Reformation in England.

 


[i] Philip Quenby, Redeeming a Nation (Onwards and Upwards Publishers, 2011), 77.

[ii] http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/william-tyndale.html.