After much hard work, we are happy to announce that our new website, www.EtLibros.com is available to the public. Thank you so much for your prayerful support as we’ve been translating, coding and designing the various pieces of this exciting project. If you have any Russian speaking friends, feel free to share Et Libros with them. For those of ya’ll who don’t speak Russian, I thought I’d put an English version of the “About Us” (Russ: О нас) page, as well as the author bios, and links to English versions of some of the articles.
Et Libros is an online magazine for people who want to understand better the Christian life. When the Apostle Paul was awaiting his execution in prison, he wrote to Timothy:
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. (2 Tim 4:13 ESV)
Even as he awaited his death, he wanted to study the Word of God. The parchments were probably copies of the Bible and were valued “above all,” but Paul also wanted “the books,” which may have been commentary on the Bible.
“Et libros” is the Latin Vulgate translation for “and the books,” so we dedicate this site to Paul’s dying wish to study further.
On this site, you will find articles on the Christian life, the Gospel, apologetics, and theology. Feel free to “like” our facebook page here.
We are incredibly thankful to the authors that have partnered with us:
Steven Cook (B.S., M.Div., D.Min.) is a Christian educator. He has written several books and articles on the Christian worldview which demonstrate his competence in biblical languages and theology. Steven worked in jail ministry for over twelve years, taught in Bible churches, and currently leads a Bible study each week at his home in Arlington, Texas.
Randy White (B.S., M.Div., D.Min.) is known for his fervor for studying the Bible and theology and his zeal for proclaiming it. With decades of pastoral experience, he currently serves as pastor of Taos First Baptist Church in Taos, New Mexico. He is also an author and the founder of Dispensational Publishing House. He also leads tours of the Holy Land and hosts a call-in program called “Ask the Theologian.”
We launched Et Libros with Randy’s article, Why We Die and we’ve got another three translated and in the chamber, How to Join a Church , On Bully Pastors and Bully Pulpits, and God Doesn’t Need Your Fellowship.
Paul Miles (B.A., M.A.T.S., D.Min. cand.) is the founder and director of Grace Abroad Ministries, where he serves the Church by promoting biblically-sound theology through translation, teaching, and outreach. He is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Tyndale Theological Seminary, where he also serves as an advising professor of biblical languages. He has years of experience teaching English and loves borsch, salo, and his wife and son (Lena and Oliver).
So far, all of my articles come from this site and include Three reasons that James 5:19-20 does not teach that we can lose our salvation, Three reasons why you do not want Jeremiah 29:11 to be about you, and a featured article, Tsar Ivan the Not-So-Much-More-Terrible-Than-The-Rest-Of-Us. The front page of Et Libros has the head of a character from the Soviet comedy, “Ivan the Terrible: Back to the Future.” When you hover over him, his head pops up and if you click him, then the article about Ivan the Terrible opens.
Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952) had a lifelong passion for evangelism that grew him as a popular pastor and conference speaker before founding Dallas Theological Seminary in 1924 where he served as its first president until his death. He wrote several influential works including an eight-volume systematic theology.
We abridged and translated Three Classes of Men, which is the first chapter from Chafer’s book, He that is Spiritual (now in the public domain).
Zane Hodges (1932-2008) taught New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Dallas Seminary for 27 years and founded Kerugma Ministries. He wrote 14 books during his lifetime including a compilation of The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text and several of his books have been published posthumously. This was his tentmaker. As a ministry, he served as the pastor of Victor Street Bible Chapel in inner-city Dallas.
Our last big translation project before starting Et Libros was “Operation Ukraine Zane,” in which we translated two of Zane’s books into Ukrainian (Absolutely Free! and The Gospel Under Siege) and another into Russian (The Hungry Inherit). We took the first chapter, entitled, “Discovering the Gift of God,” from The Hungry Inherit and put it on Et Libros as well.
Thank you so much to all of our partners who have contributed through prayer, finances, writing, and otherwise to make biblically-sound theology available to Russian speakers through Et Libros!
Please keep our work with Grace Abroad Ministries in prayer as we push forward. In addition to keeping Et Libros updated with bi-weekly posts, we are beginning work on our next big translation project, the Salvation vs Discipleship Curriculum. Please pray for Lena as she translates – that’s a lot of text! Please also pray that we will promote Et Libros and our other projects wisely and effectively. Also, now that Paul is finished constructing the site, he is able to focus on building Grace Abroad in other areas. With a growing family and ministry, finances currently have our attention. If you would like more information about how to support us and our ministry, feel free to shoot us an email at graceabroad @ hotmail.com or visit our support page here.