By Sandra El Hajj Baz, DMAH Publishing & Communications Manager
Oftentimes, change is hard, but when it comes with a vision, it paves the way for new aspirations. As the Bible says, “where there is no vision, the people are discouraged.”
After more than 60 years of providing valuable Arabic Christian resources for the Church, organizations, and the wider MENA community, DMAH is now exploring new realms to continue proclaiming Christ, equipping the Church, and fostering Gospel-shaped living.
As individuals, churches, and ministries, we have changed in many areas in the past couple of years, and so have our societies at large. In line with our ministry’s intrinsic purpose to equip and encourage the body of Christ, we found ourselves naturally striving to meet the evolving spiritual needs and cater to the constantly fluctuating aspects of our daily lives.
We have been focusing this past year on creating a crucial space for people to interact with the rich content of our locally written and translated resources, whether through online platforms, interactive book launches or fellowship-oriented events.
Current and future pastors, teachers, seminary students, and leaders ought to be equipped with more solid theological and spiritual resources to continuously grow and faithfully edify God’s people.
Christians from different backgrounds and ages want to come together to talk, be nurtured and nurture others in return. Especially post-COVID, people are hungry for spaces to gather together.
The inevitable socio-cultural transformation plays a pivotal role in this approach and requires us to integrate digital technology into how we present our books to better deliver spiritual and educational content to the Arab world.
With this new momentum, our ultimate goal as a faith-based publishing house will continue to be “coming in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4: 13)
As a publishing house, we are continually surveying the needs of our community and taking counsel from partners. Then, the editorial team carefully selects titles and authors in line with our publishing principles.
Currently we are editing several locally written texts.
Here are a few highlights:
- Senior Bible Curriculum for Schools, Toni Haddad
- Philosophy of Christian Religion, Hani Hanna
- Political Theology, MENATE
- James, Hebrews, Romans, and Evil & Suffering, Imad Shehhadeh
- A Voice for Arab Women series, Various Authors
- Arab Christian Theology, Wageeh Youssef
Below, you can view some of the English language books that we are currently translating into Arabic for dispersal across the MENA region.