Friday, December 08, 2006

It runs in the family. . .

Dr. Abel Ndjerareou, has been called one of Chad's most prolific authors. Around here we call him Kaga (grandpa) or Baba (father.)

Google the man's name and you'll see an impressive list of sites, in multiple languages, that stand as a testament to his life's passion for God and the African church.

I'm incredibly lucky to share this man's legacy as a Ndjerareou, and as a daughter-in-law, marrying into a great family. But one of the most surprising parts of marrying Nate, was that he grew-up under the tutelage of two distinguished scholars and authors. As a direct result Nate is actually more prepared than I am for the long hours, and disciplined time away from family that my speaking and writing demand. By now, we shouldn't be so surprised by God's intimate weaving of our lives, but it never ceases to amaze me.

At the moment, I'm thrilled to brag about one of Baba's recent accomplishments, (we also currently share the same publisher.) Zondervan's hailing the new AFRICAN BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (in which my Baba's a contributor) as "A Monumental Work" -John Stott & "A Publishing Landmark" -Rick Warren.

Yesterday, I saw it on (link below) and found that one of Baba's segments had been chosen for the demo excerpt! Make sure all of you put it on your Christmas list! You never know when understanding the Pentateuch from an African perspective will come in handy!

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