East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 1, No. 4, Fall 1993, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe

Sources for Christian Literature in Moscow

If a group of Christians in Moscow wants to purchase Christian books, where could they go? Speculation mounts that the Russian government will soon heavily tax the importation of books--and even paper for printing. If that takes place, people need to know where to get books once they pass through customs.

One missionary sums up the current state of Christian publishing with the following comment:

"There are three different types of suppliers: publishers which are their own retailers; mission organizations which publish, purchase, and distribute literature free of charge; and local churches which purchase and resell literature. There is not a wholesaler who carries large quantities of every Christian publisher's literature."

The italicized sentence shows a practical example of how Russia's much-reported poor infrastructure affects Christian ministry there--no way of connecting like parts into a meaningful whole that would benefit society. Christian workers and churches struggle daily in little and big ways because of poor infrastructure.

Until resourceful people work together to develop import and export systems, and wholesale distribution of all Christian titles throughout the CIS, people must search individual publishers for Christian books. The names and addresses below provide a list of publishers who carry some Christian titles for purchase. Inventories can vary dramatically, so when making inquiries be sure to ask about availability of titles/quantities on the date needed. Also be sure to clarify costs and acceptable methods of payment. Phone and fax numbers are listed when available.

"Sources for Christian Literature in Moscow," East-West Church & Ministry Report, 1 (Fall 1993), 10-11.

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1993 East-West Church and Ministry Report
ISSN 1069-5664

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