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Simplified pastoral training
in bite-sized books

WHAT WE DO

Authenticity Book House publishes simplified pastoral training materials on a third- to fifth-grade reading level. ABH produces bite-sized books, capturing theological truths in easily understood language, for Swahili-speaking believers with limited educational access.

What We Do

FEATURED BITE

Healing from sexual abuse is a difficult path in any circumstance. Imagine living as a victim, yet not understanding the definition of sexual abuse. Many women on the islands of Tanzania experience this reality. Yusuph, church planter with e3 Partners and coordinator of ABH book drops, relays a sobering encounter on a 2017 trip to Kome Island.
Asha, a young woman residing in an area of the island inhabited by fishermen and sex workers, openly spoke with members of a short-term missions team. The conversation led to a poignant question, “Are you and other girls ever raped?” Her reply carried no emotion. “Of course, every day several men would come and force themselves on us. Is that what you mean by rape?”
Mary DeMuth hits this traumatic scenario with hope in her bite-sized book Sina Dosari (Not Marked). Mary illuminates the path from a shame-filled life to a joy-filled life, sharing how God’s healing can take away the mark of sexual abuse. Not only does she help victims like Asha define their experience, she helps lead them to God and an enduring peace found only through him.
Asha prayed to accept Jesus and his forgiveness on the day she met the American missions team and now walks a new journey. Please pray for others like her, who still need a new path. Pray that pastors and church leaders find this resource helpful in leading victims to truth and healing, allowing the wounded to join Asha in new freedom.

NEWS BITE

Dianne Taylor - Editor in Chief

This summer brought many journeys for our bite-sized books. Two thousand of these sturdy, small missives settled on Kome Island, Tanzania in June. In August nearly 3,000 books arrived on neighboring Maisome Island where eight new churches and 745 new believers now reside. The Lord is doing a mighty work!

Why “bite-sized” books, you may ask? A very good question. A friend of mine advises tackling overwhelming tasks by thinking through an African proverb: How do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time. First, let me emphatically state I have no interest in eating elephants, however, the point applies.

Each bite-sized manuscript tackles a major biblical truth and condenses it into a compact 75-100-page book, tailored to the grade level of intended readers. Advantages? Pastors and new believers can read, chew, and digest these hefty biblical truths one piece at a time.

Every piece, or bite, adds up to the fullness of understanding. So, while our book recipients don’t eat elephants either, they do have the opportunity to feast on truth. This feast leads to personal growth, family growth, and heart growth in churches, which influences whole communities.

ABH’s bite-sized books bring nourishment—spiritual nourishment—to hungry Swahili-speaking nations.

Dianne L. Taylor,
ABH Editor in Chief

INTRODUCING THE ABH APP

ABHBooks.com Mobile AppAuthenticity Book House puts a new spin on Christian publishing.

Now you can take our books wherever you go! We’re the first Christian publisher to leverage an app, which allows our global reach to expand.

This new app:

  • Sets our authors apart, offering another platform for their message.
  • Allows worldwide access for readers.
  • Translates books at the touch of button.
  • Puts resources into more hands.
  • Download the free app today.
  • Free resources for all outside the U.S. between June 15-30.
  • Make sure to check it often for free books!

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We strive to put Christ at the center of all we do, as we seek to make a difference for the Kingdom. We can’t do this without the help of our prayer warriors. We need our brothers and sisters to fight for us on the frontline, calling out to the Lord in prayer. We would love and appreciate your prayer support, sharing in the victories and the struggles. To keep you involved, we send out a monthly newsletter which highlights our prayers and praises. To receive this email, please click below.

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