Help Make the Africa Study Bible Available in Africa

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen

Hundreds of millions of Africans know and love Christ, but most of the discipleship and biblical resources come from a Western perspective. This culture is far removed from their own. Now, there is a way to bridge the two cultures and rekindle Africa’s rich influence on the early church from the Ethiopian eunuch through Augustine. The Africa Study Bible bridges the gap of cultural understanding and Scriptural relevance by revealing the truth and beauty of God’s Word through African eyes. I’m sharing this because I think it is a great Help Make the Africa Study Bible Available in Africacause.

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Help Make the Africa Study Bible Available in Africa

Here is a bit more about the Africa Study Bible: Developed by Africans, the notes of the Africa Study Bible are “…bubbling up from underneath. The biblical truth is percolating through from the bottom to create a rich and textured tapestry that Africans can claim as their own” (Dr. John Jusu, Supervising Editor). Over 2,200 features speak truth with a uniquely African perspective. Written by more than 300 contributors from over 50 countries in four major languages, the Africa Study Bible may be the most ethnically diverse, one volume biblical resource to date.

While the goal is to eventually publish the Africa Study Bible (ASB) in all of Africa’s major languages, it will initially be published in English using the New Living Translation followed by French and Portuguese translations in the years to come. By printing in these three languages, the ASB will have its greatest impact, reaching up to 70% of literate African Christians.

The African Study Bible should launch this year in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Local African-led launch committees have been formed in each of these countries and details are being worked out now for the launch. To meet their goal, they need our help, and a Kickstarter campaign has been created for donations. I would also encourage you to watch this video for more information.

There are many different rewards for making a donation to their Kickstarter campaign including digital previews, artwork, apps, and limited edition copies of the African Study Bible.

3 thoughts on “Help Make the Africa Study Bible Available in Africa

  1. This is amazing. I know publishing is important as the internet is not available there but I wonder if they have ever considered a digital device that it can be downloaded to like a kindle or such. It’s very exciting work they are doing!

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