Challenges in being Christian in Latin America

What are the challenges of being a Christian today in Latin America?  Find out by reading the new book, Los desafíos de ser cristianos en América Latina Hoy.

Officially released at the recent Expolit book fair in Miami, Florida, the book contains the five winning essays from the Latin America-wide writing competition, Premio Letra Viva, which MAI co-sponsored.

Asked to write a 5,000-word essay on the challenges of being a Christian in Latin America today, more than 180 writers sent contest submissions. The three-person judges panel selected as winners: Jesus Figueroa Quiroga, Colombian theologian; Boris Pinto Bustamente, Colombian doctor and specialist in bioethics; Daniel Gonzalez Najar, Mexican pastor and publicist; Harold Miranda Infante, Colombian minister; and Juan Gabriel Slack, Argentine theological student.

Winners received a cash prize and publication of their essays in the new book. (The book may be ordered from MAI for $9.95 each, plus shipping.)

“My heart is spilling over with joy,” said Harold Miranda upon news of his prize. “For many years, my heart has burned with the desire to write to exalt Christ and proclaim his word, but I thought the possibility of getting published was very remote. I’m grateful to the contest organizers for creating this opportunity to help me realize my dream.”

The focus of this year’s 2010 Premio Letra Viva is more biographical in nature, “Admirable Examples of the Christian Life.”  Writers of the top 10 articles will receive a cash prize of $400 US.  Read the contest guidelines.


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