OPAL publishes accessible and affordable Christian books, tracts and leaflets for churches and Christian leaders in the Majority World.
We believe that Christian literature changes lives, and so OPAL serves Christian leaders and churches in the Majority World by equipping them with the quality evangelical literature they need for their ministry and mission.
The range of resources published by OPAL is growing.
INTRODUCTIONS TO CHRISTIAN LIFE AND TEACHING
BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
BOOKS FOR THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
OPAL’s introduction to the Christian faith, Knowing and Doing has been translated into more than 50 languages, and over 500,000 copies have been printed. Written by John McQuoid, a former missionary in Ethiopia, it outlines the basics of Christian teaching and living in simple and accessible style with study and discussion questions.
Knowing and Doing£3.00
A Life Worth Living, by Tom Glover, introduces the way to Christian growth and maturity, outlining the challenges to be faced and how there are no shortcuts.
A Life Worth Living£2.50
Knowing and Doing is also available in the following languages
Amharic (Ethiopia), Bemba, Chichewa, Congolese Swahili, Kiluba, Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Lingala, Lozi, Luganda (Uganda), Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Orominyan (Ethiopia), Tanzanian Swahili, Tonga, Tswana, Yao
Arabic, Farsi, Burmese, Chinese, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Miza, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Mongolian
French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Turkish
Central and South America languages
Creole, Spanish, Portuguese
(Not all language versions are stocked in the UK warehouse)
A Life Worth Living is also available in a Bemba translation.
Books on Christian Mission
From Glasgow to Garenganze£11.95
From Glasgow to Garenganze, Ian Burness – This biography tells the remarkable story of Frederick Stanley Arnot and his courageous pioneering ministry in what is now Congo. In this account of the development of nineteenth-century overseas mission, Ian Burness draws on his own insights gained working in Central Africa, and later as General Director of a mission organisation.
Future Publishing Projects
OPAL is developing publishing projects on a series of topics identified as key needs in the Majority World. Written in accessible language and format, and affordable to those with limited resources, they are especially for local Christian leaders, Bible College students, and those involved in teaching and training ministries. Based on our best-selling Knowing and Doing they are designed to help Christians leaders in the Majority World to –
- rightly handle the Bible, and apply it to daily Christian living
- understand and explain key Christian teachings and their relevance to contemporary life in different contexts
- guide their local fellowships in issues of practice so that they are firmly founded on the Bible
- understand key ethical issues faced by Christians and the Biblical response to them
- explore the history and mission of churches in their local contexts
- have access to some of the Christian Classics re-told in ways accessible in different Majority-World contexts
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
— Hebrews 4:12