Books Open the Door to the World

 

Described throughout the brochure were 53 Bible resource books ranging in price from $0.50 all the way to a whopping $3.50 for a wonderful and illustrated “Popular Bible Dictionary.”

Now, before I get to my point, I have to take a quick side road. Back before child labor laws took effect, I spent many a Saturday stuffing LOGOI books into boxes going to strange sounding places in Latin America. Most of my early Spanish vocabulary, therefore, were LOGOI book titles. 

My father thought it was absolutely hilarious, for example, when the waiter asked what I wanted and I would answer, “En la cocina mando yo” (In the kitchen I’m the boss). I would get rather curious looks when I would meet one of Dad’s Latin friends and greet them by saying “Tulio y los piratas” (a pirate story for children — literally, Tulio and the pirates) or “Para ti que sufres” (for you who suffers).  

   Little did I know my book title Spanish vocabulary would be a part of my entire life. As I’m glancing over this old brochure full of familiar titles, I’m smiling at how many of them have long gone out of print, but today are very much alive and being downloaded through our online Bible resource center. 

And who would have thought we could improve on a $0.50 price? We’ve updated book covers, prepared them for online downloading, and because of our ministry partners like you — offer most of them for free! 

Unlike teaching videos where we sometimes are distracted by the speaker’s wide tie or hair style, the written word never seems to go out of style. And when we are imparting God’s truth, listen to these wonderful words from Isaiah:

“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it”  (Isaiah 55:10-11).

As we celebrate 50 years of ministry, I invite you to take a stroll with us through our www.logoi.org online Bible center. Maybe you’ll feel a little like I did back when I was stuffing books in boxes with all the strange sounding titles.