The Rhapsody of Realities, a publication of LoveWorld Publishing Ltd, a daily devotional authored by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of The Christ Embassy is now the most translated book in the world.
This much was revealed by The Director of Operations, LoveWorld Publishing, Pastor (Mrs.) Lola Aisida at a media parley in Lagos on Friday August 22nd, 2022.
According to her, the publication has now been translated into 7,000 languages worldwide with 520 of these languages from Nigeria alone.
“Never in the history of the world and in Guinness Book of World Records, has any literary material – be it document, film, writing, book, or any piece of historical or modern parchment – been translated into 7,000 languages.
“The meteoric rise of the Rhapsody of Realities devotional to the most-coveted spot as the world’s No 1 daily devotional and now Most Translated Book in the world began with first edition published in the English Language by LoveWorld Publishing.”
She said that 22 years after, LoveWorld Publishing has grown into a vast network of publishers spread across several countries, adding that the work of translation is deployed by a massive army of translators who apply due diligence processes in delivering Rhapsody of Realities to all the 7,000 languages.
The hitherto most translated document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, produced by United Nations in 1948 has been translated into only 370 languages as of 2019.
“And, even the acclaimed Most Professionally Translated Author in the World, Agatha Christie has her books in only 100+ languages!”
According to Aisida, translation is tedious work, even as she said that LoveWorld Publishing has proven that the translation of a book into all known languages of the World is work that can be done.
“There are 7,139 languages spoken today, but a report says 42 percent of these languages are endangered. These statistics posed a global challenge fit only for a global publishing house that transcends the inadequacies of the publishing space.”
She concluded that LoveWorld Publishing will ensure that no language goes extinct as Rhapsody of Realities will remain widely distributed month after month in over 7,000 languages of the world.
Speaking, the Abuja Zonal Pastor, Christ Embassy, Dipo Esho, appreciated Pastor Oyakhilome “for bringing men into the reality of the original purpose for which they were created,” through the book.
He said the Ministry would ensure the book continues to reach all communities in nations of the world.
A user, Dr. Chris Iyamu, said the Rhapsody of Realities has been transforming lives, mentioning that as users, there has been the creation of study groups meeting daily to study the book.
He said the book is mind enlightening and the testimonies of its users have shown productive contributions in their various endeavours, including legislators in the National Assembly and public offices.
Mr Michael Egbo, who testified to being the first person to take the devotional out of the country said the book has been of a huge blessing to him and his family.
Egbo, who has been supplying the devotional to Ghana Prisons, said through the devotional over 500 prisoners gave their lives to Jesus Christ and one of them is now a Pastor of the Gospel in Togo.