The Travel Guide becomes a textbook
We have mentioned in previous posts the various ways that CSM publications are being used. People involved in church discipleship, addiction rehabilitation programs, in preparing new believers for baptism and in working with seniors with cognitive impairments have all reported finding the materials useful. Last week, we added a new user group to the list.
A few months ago, after publishing the Travel Guide to the Bible in French (Guide Biblique), we sent electronic copies to our friend Andrew Ward in Togo, West Africa. Andrew is with ABWE and was first introduced to CSM books by a pastor friend in Alabama. Since then, Andrew has been very positive in his comments about our material.
After Andrew received the eBook, he took the electronic copy of the French Travel Guide to the Bible and had it reformatted. He then published it in print form in Togo. Andrew teaches in a Bible School in Togo developed to train pastors and Christian workers for ministry.
This past week, Andrew conducted a one week, intensive Old Testament survey course for five young men. These five men – one church planter, one Sunday School teacher, one hospital chaplain and two who are interested in ministry, were from the Ewe and Lamba people groups in Togo. The textbook for the course? The Guide Biblique (Travel Guide to the Bible in French).
It is interesting that the genesis of the Clear and Simple Media grew from the context of concern to train pastors. It is satisfying to discover that God is still using the books for that purpose.