Publish Fr. James Bernstein's Book in Portuguese

With your help, Fr. James Bernstein's outstanding book may soon be translated into Portuguese, making it accessible for more than 200 million people living in Brazil and Portugal.

Fr. James is the author of "Surprised By Christ", a book which tells the powerful story of his journey from Judaism to Christianity. It has already been published in five languages.

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, two Orthodox priests met at a Russian Orthodox church in South America, discussing the possibility of translating this fine book into Brazilian Portuguese.

Fr. Anatolie Topala is rector of the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh  in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is the dean for the Russian Orthodox churches in Brazil. He is fluent in Russian and Portuguese, and has experience with book publication projects in Brazil.

Fr. Joseph Gleason is an Orthodox priest from America who now lives and serves in Russia. He is the senior editor for the  news website, and has had experience with book publication projects in America.

Geraldo Silva , a Portuguese translator working for Russian Faith , will be leading the translation effort.

All three men can be seen in the following photo:

Fr. Joseph presented Fr. Anatolie with a Russian language copy of Fr. James' book. The next step is for the book to be translated, published, and distributed in Brazil.

To complete this translation project, donations are needed. We are trying to raise enough to cover all expenses. These funds are needed in order to complete the following tasks:

1) Translate the book into Brazilian Portuguese.
2) Properly format all the text, in preparation for publication.
3) Publish the book in paperback format.
4) Make the book available in electronic format.
5) Ship promotional copies of the book to key Orthodox churches, seminaries, and bookstores in Brazil and Portugal.


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Please pray that all the pieces for this translation project will come together, pray that our fundraising efforts will successfully enable Fr. James' book to be translated and published in Brazilian Portuguese, and pray that many people in Brazil and Portugal will become Christians as a result.

Glory to God!

Donations (35)

  • Peter Perakos
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs


Иосиф Глисон
Omaha, IL

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