Simplified pastoral training
in bite-sized books


Authenticity Book House publishes simplified pastoral training materials. ABH produces bite-sized books, capturing theological truths in easily understood language, for Swahili-speaking believers with limited educational access.

What We Do


Becoming a believer in Jesus Christ changes everything. Suddenly the Holy Spirit creates an awareness of sin, the realization of a need for rescue, and the relief of getting swept into forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus. To top it off, we enter an eternal relationship with our Creator God.
What a story. What an overwhelming shift in life for any new child of God. Now imagine this shift in a land where knowledge of God scarcely exists. Where witch doctors reside in every village, their practices a familiar part of the daily landscape. How would you understand such a radical change in your heart? What would it mean in your everyday life?
Yusuph Emmanuel, a Tanzanian native, tackles these questions in his bite-sized book, Kuirudia Misingi (Back to the Basics). His book provides a road map for pastors and new believers, showing the way to walk on this unfamiliar path.
In Kuirudia Misingi, Yusuph explains what it means to join a new family, or clan—God’s family. He discusses the permanence of a believer’s place in this clan through a biblical understanding of the guarantee of salvation. He introduces the Bible as the true manual for living, explaining realities of the spiritual world and the exercise of prayer, as seen through God’s words.
In a land where biblical spiritual maps represent a rare commodity, this book brings clarity. It explains critical information about the application of God’s word to daily life and the importance of learning, memorizing, and meditating on the Word. Published in 2017, Kuirudia Misingi quickly became a staple in our library for pastors and new believers. It currently circulates in many parts of Tanzania and in Kenya. Pray that God would allow this book to travel even further, reaching other new Swahili-speaking believers throughout East Africa!


A View from the Tank

I’ve always considered myself a bit quirky in some ways and I’m pretty sure others would agree. For instance, ABH embraces a mascot whom I have grown quite fond of and talk to every day. Our mascot happens to live in a fish tank. Alone. Let’s just say he sees others in his tank as potential meals.

Our fish goes by the name of Oscar and this also describes his lineage. Oscar fish have a unique quality of growing to the size of their allotted space. Fortunately, our Oscar grows rather slowly and his tank occupies only one corner of the office. From this vantage point he watches the staff work. I often wonder what he thinks.

Does he hear our praises of delight when we see financial needs and prayer support for each need slowly grow to fruition? Does he roll his big brown fish eyes when staffers compare thrift store finds that meet the standards of appropriate dress for a book drop in Tanzania?

Perhaps he yawns as we deliberately and carefully create covers for our newest books or review every word and letter of a manuscript for accuracy. Does Oscar sigh with relief as our works in both Swahili and English, move on to a formatter and then the printer?

Our underwater mascot sees it all. He hears it all. Even our moments of quiet. This stillness comes each morning as the staff gathers together. A devotional is read, we contemplate items on our prayer calendar and we pray for donors, one-by-one. Our quietest time—our most powerful time.

Pay attention, Oscar. We will soon go flying off, but not before grabbing hold of the promises of our powerful God through prayer. The promises of the One who goes before us, beside us, behind us. The One who blazes light into the hearts of those eagerly waiting.

Dianne Taylor
ABH Editor in Chief

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