Travel Guide to the Bible Goes to El Salvador
Have you travelled to a far away place? Have you gone on a trip to a place that you had never been before? That kind of trip can be fun. But you can get lost on a journey like that. That is why the best way to travel to a new place is to have a guide. A guide knows where to go. A guide can help you find your way. This book is a guide. We wrote it to help you understand the Bible. It will not tell you everything about the Bible. But it will help you find your way. It will tell you how the Bible came to us. It will introduce you to the Bible’s story. It will tell you how to read the Bible well. Then, it will take you on a trip through the Bible, one book at a time.
These words are part of the introduction to Clear and Simple Media’s Travel Guide to the Bible. The original publication, designed for new English readers, was published and distributed in several countries, and we had started on our next book, when we met Isai Galdamez. Isai is a pastor in California who first came across the ‘Travel Guide’ at a conference in Florida. After meeting Isai, and learning that he pastored a Spanish speaking congregation, we gave him a set of our books and mentioned that they might be helpful for his church.
Within a few weeks, Isai wrote to us and said that this book would be beneficial for his people and that he would try and translate it. Isai is not only the primary translator, but without a doubt, the book’s most passionate promoter. He has already distributed more than 100 books in and around Southern California, Guatemala, and Mexico. But, whenever he travels in other countries, he packs away multiple copies to take with him.
Isai’s most recent trip took him to El Salvador. When he returned, he wrote that he was able to take 19 of the Spanish Travel Guides in his luggage. While in the country, he gave the books to pastors, friends and family. He told us about the distribution and reported that “everyone was happy to receive the book.”
In October, Isai will be returning to El Salvador and he plans to take another 20 books with him. Please pray that the books will be a blessing and encouragement to all who receive them. And, if you are taking a trip, consider taking a few Clear and Simple Media books with you. Connect with us on our CONTACT page, and we will tell you how.