A new evangelistic tool is making its way into the hands of Soviet families. A book on child rearing, written by a psychiatrist from an explicitly Christian perspective, has been purchased by Soviet authorities for distribution in Russian health centers.
Author Ross Campbell said he is “pleased but perplexed” by the Soviet government’s decision to buy and distribute the books without any censorship.
“It doesn’t make rational sense,” he said recently, adding that the Soviets “could have plagiarized it if they wanted to, rewritten it, published it in the government’s name.”
The book, titled How To Really Love Your Child, was first published in 1977 by Tyndale House. It has since been issued in thousands of editions in 30 languages and was one of only a few hundred books from the Western world at a Moscow book fair where it was seen and purchased.