Colorado Springs, CO (November 19, 2010)— It took five years to put together the latest volume of Operation World, but it was worth the wait. The first major update since 2001 was issued October 15, 2010 and has already sold over 90,000 copies within the first month of its release. Operation World includes summaries of every nation; challenges for prayer and specific answers to prayer; updates on church growth, population, people group and language statistics; charts and maps; and explanations of major currents in economics, politics, and society.


“Since 2001, God has been doing amazing things,” Jason Mandryk, author of Operation World. “For example, hundreds of previously unengaged people groups now have believing communities in their midst. We’ve seen the growth of the mission sending movement from just about every corner of the Majority world and the emergence of a truly global evangelicalism.”


"Outside of the Bible, no book has had a greater practical impact on my personal prayer life than Operation World,” says David Platt, Senior Pastor at The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, AL and author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. “God has used this book to open my eyes and the eyes of the church I pastor to the needs of the world and the greatness of the God who desires to make His glory known in the world. I eagerly welcome this new edition and wholeheartedly recommend it." (Platt Video can be seen here:


For more than 40 years, Operation World continues to be the primary global resource encouraging readers to pray for world missions and evangelism. Since the original edition as printed in 1974, more than 2.5 million copies have been sold in a variety of languages. The book has been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and in part into Indonesian and Italian.


“God hears the prayer of His people and He loves people all over the world,” says Max Lucado, bestselling author and speaker. “I hope you will be part of this movement and I hope you will never underestimate the power of prayer.”


For more information on Operation World, visit Operation World is available in paperback and hardcover, eBook, CD-ROM, and DVD. Operation World is made available in partnership with WEC International, GMI (Global Mapping Int’l), and Biblica.


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