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What is Poiema?

Poiema Publicaciones is a reformed, gospel-centered publishing ministry based in Medellín, Colombia. It is a not-for-profit that publishes and distributes great books all over the Spanish-speaking world.

The phrase that we use to sum up Poiema’s ministry goals is:

“The Gospel for Every Corner of Life.”

Why does the Spanish-speaking world need a ministry like Poiema?

Millions upon millions in Latin America and Spain have never heard the gospel. Poiema’s passion is to present the gospel in clear, accessible language and show how it transforms all of life –all of this so that our Sovereign God may be glorified.

Many of the millions who have never heard the gospel actually attend evangelical churches. While evangelicalism has grown by leaps and bounds particularly in Latin America, much of that growth has been in moralism and/or the “Name It and Claim It,” “Health and Wealth” prosperity gospel. These are modern examples of “another gospel” that Paul tells us in Galatians is no gospel at all.

Poiema publishes books that are attractive, affordable and accessible to the average person visiting a bookstore. With appealing titles that draw readers in, for many it is the first time they have been pointed to a real study of God’s word and come face to face with the beauty of the gospel.

What books have already been published in Spanish by Poiema?

1.   1 Peter For You, Juan Sánchez
2.   50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood, John Piper & Wayne Grudem
3.   Are These the Last Days?, R. C. Sproul
4.   Awe, Paul Tripp
5.   Because He Loves Me, Elyse Fitzpatrick 
6.   Biblical Theology, Roark Nick & Cline Robert
7.   Can I Know God's Will?, R. C. Sproul
8.   Can I Trust the Bible?, R. C. Sproul
9.   Christ Centered-Preaching, Bryan Chapell
10.   Church Discipline, Jonathan Leeman
11.   Church Elders, Jeramie Rinne
12.   Church in Hard Places, Mez McConnell & Mike McKinley
13.   Church Membership, Jonathan Leeman
14.   Creation Regained, Albert Wolters
15.   Descriptions and Prescriptions, Michael R. Emlet
16.   Discipleship, Mark Dever
17.   Does Prayer Change Things?, R. C. Sproul
18.   Don't Make Me Count to Three, Ginger Hubbard
19.   Encounters with Jesus, Timothy Keller
20.   Evangelism, J. Mack Stiles
21.   Exodus for You, Tim Chester
22.   Expository Preaching, David Helm
23.   Extravagant Grace, Barbara Duguid
24.   Five Points, John Piper
25.   Galatians for You, Timothy Keller
26.   Glimpses of Grace, Gloria Furman
27.   God Saves Sinners, Oskar Arocha
28.   God's Sovereignty and Man's Responsibility, Theo Donner
29.   God's Very Good Idea, Trillia Newbell
30.   God's Wisdom for Navigating Life, Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
31.   Goodbye to Goodbyes, Lauren Chandler
32.   Gospel Assurance and Warnings, Paul Washer
33.   Gospel-Centered Marriage, Tim Chester
34.   Gospel-Centered Life, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
35.   Gospel-Centered Work, Tim Chester
36.   Grace upon Grace, Juan Sánchez (ed.)
37.   Heaven; It's Not the End of the World, David Lawrence
38.   Help! He's Struggling with Pornography, Brian Croft
39.   Help! I Want to Change, Jim Newheiser
40.   Help! I'm a Single Mom, Carol Trahan
41.   Help! I'm Depressed, Carol Trahan
42.   Help! My Anger is Out of Control, Jim Newheiser
43.   Help! She's Struggling with Pornography, Rachel Coyle
44.   Help! Someone I Love Has Been Abused, Jim Newheiser
45.   Hope When it Hurts, Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton
46.   How Should I Live in this World?, R. C. Sproul
47.   Hymns of Grace, The Master's Seminary
48.   Idols of the Heart, Elyse Fitzpatrick
49.   In Christ Alone, Sinclair Ferguson
50.   Instructing a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp & Margy Tripp
51.   Judges for You, Timothy Keller
52.   Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung
53.   Living in the Light: Money, Sex & Power, John Piper  
54.   Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage, Jim Newheiser
55.   Ministries of Mercy, Timothy Keller
56.   Missions, Andy Johnson
57.   New Morning Mercies, Paul Tripp
58.   None Like Him, Jen Wilkin
59.   Not Yet Married, Marshall Segal
60.   Romans 1-7 for You, Timothy Keller
61.   Romans 8-16 for You, Timothy Keller
62.   Seek and Find: Old Testament Bible Stories, Sarah Parker
63.   Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp
64.   Sound Doctrine, Bobby Jamieson
65.   The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read, Christopher Ash
66.   The Christmas Promise, Alison Mitchell
67.   The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, Steven Lawson
68.   The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, John Piper
69.   The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Steven Lawson
70.   The Friend who Forgives, Dan Dewitt
71.   The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross, Carl Laferton
72.   The God Who is There, Donald Carson
73.   The Gospel, Ray Ortlund
74.   The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer
75.   The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul Washer
76.   The Gospel’s Power and Message, Paul Washer
77.   The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Steven Lawson
78.   The Holy Spirit, Geoffrey Thomas
79.   The Kind of Preaching God Blesses, Steven Lawson
80.   The New City Catechism Devotional, Collin Hansel (ed.)
81.   The Songs of Jesus, Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
82.   The Unfolding Mystery, Edmund Clowney
83.   The Voice of Authority, George W. Marston
84.   The Walk, Stephen Smallman
85.   The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson
86.   This Changes Everything, Jaquelle Crowe
87.   Treasuring Christ when Your Hands Are Full, Gloria Furman
88.   True Beauty, Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre
89.   True Worshipers, Bob Kauflin 
90.   Two Men from Malta, Joe Serge
91.   Tying the Knot, Rob Green
92.   Wake up Latin America! 95 Theses for the Church Today, Miguel Núñez
93.   Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering, Timothy Keller
94.   War of Words, Paul Tripp
95.   War Psalms of the Prince of Peace, James Adams 
96.   Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes, G. I. Williamson
97.   What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?, R. C. Sproul
98.   What does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, Kevin DeYoung
99.   What is a Healthy Church?, Mark Dever
100.   What is Reformed Theology?, R. C. Sproul
101.   When Sinners Say "I Do", David Harvey
102.   Who Is the Holy Spirit?, R. C. Sproul
103.   Who Made Me? Children's Catechism, Poiema
104.   Wise Words for Moms, Ginger Hubbard
105.   Women and God, Kathleen Nielson
106.   Work Matters, Tom Nelson
107.   You Never Stop Being a Parent, Jim Newheiser & Elyse Fitzpatrick  

How and where has God opened doors for Poiema?

From very early on, God has amazed us with distribution opportunities all over the Spanish-speaking world.

Our very first year we put together an evangelistic book on the Proverbs that was designed to be given as a gift at Christmas. That first year several Christian business owners gave them to their clients and suppliers and distributed over 1500 copies. The following year the book won “Book of the Year” from the Latin American Christian publishing network. Last Christmas a pharmaceutical company in Cali, Colombia gave out 2,500 copies to its customers. We continue to receive testimonies from people who through reading this book have seen the gospel for the very first time.

As fruit of 40+ years of reformed ministry experience in Latin America, and of a lot of hard work since Poiema began, God has amazingly given us contacts that have begun distributing our books in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. We've been able to get our books into Christian bookstores, airport bookstores, grocery stores and secular bookstores. Many churches order directly and use our books for small group studies during the week.

Depending on how much time you have, Poiema’s director David Adams can talk to you for hours about all the testimonies and incredible stories of how God has used these books to change lives. He is in Colombia, but has a U.S. based phone number where you can call him (602) 476-1602. You can also call Jim Adams at (480) 242-8500 or Diego Cardona in Medellín, Colombia (speaks English) +57 (311) 315-7754.

Who is part of Poiema?

Dr. James (Jim) Adams has been preaching, teaching and working with the publication of reformed books in Latin America since being sent to Colombia as a missionary in 1973. He was part of the same graduating class with Tedd Tripp at Reformed Episcopal Seminary and did his doctoral studies at Westminster Seminary in California.

Diego Cardona is a Colombian pastor and has been a church planter in Medellín for over 25 years. He studied at the Biblical Seminary of Colombia as well as at Trinity Western University in Canada. He is an excellent preacher and is known for his passion to see the spread of the gospel.

David Adams serves as the full-time director of Poiema and speaks at seminaries, churches and pastors’ conferences in his role of reformation and training. He was born in Colombia during the time his parents were missionaries and is a Colombian citizen. He gained an appreciation for Abraham Kuyper during his undergraduate studies at Dordt College in Iowa. After working as a Project Manager in the US for several years, he returned to Colombia and completed an MBA program in Medellín before starting Poiema.

How can you support Poiema’s ministry?

We believe that the biggest way that you can help Poiema is through prayer. Please pray for our work (translation, editing, distribution). Pray that God would extend the reach of our books. Pray for our readers!

You can also help by getting the word out about Poiema. Write us at info@poiema.co so that we can send you a monthly update. Follow us on Facebook. Recommend us to Spanish speaking friends.

Poiema is a not-for-profit organization. Our ministry has gotten off the ground through the generous donations of missions-minded believers who have a heart for Latin America and the Spanish speaking world. If you or anyone you know wants to give to help support Poiema financially or to champion a specific project, please write us at adams@poiema.co or if you’d just like to send a check, you can send it to:

Poiema Publicaciones
P.O. Box 2681
Mesa, AZ 85214

Please contact us with any questions or encouragement at: adams@poiema.co or info@poiema.co

Soli Deo Gloria