Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign
I’m a big fan of study bibles, and Oasis International recently launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise 1 Million Dollars for 100,000 Study Bibles.
“The Africa Study Bible is a project that has almost unprecedented ability to positively influence the body of Christ in Africa, perhaps more than other single continental-wide project in the history of Christianity.”
–Dr. Danny McCain, University of Jos, Nigeria
In 2011, leaders from across the African continent met and decided: a study Bible would help bridge the gap of cultural understanding and relevance of the Scripture to everyday life in Africa. Their goal in that meeting was to create a resource that would disciple and equip others to grow strong in Jesus Christ and to give insight into God’s Word from an African perspective. Each of the over 2200 features were planned by Africans who teach and lead God’s people.
- Application Notes inspire readers to reflect on issues and apply truth to everyday life.
- Proverbs and Stories enlighten readers through the parallels of Scripture and cultural wisdom found in wise sayings and fables.
- Learn Notes teach the foundations, values, and doctrine of the Christian faith.
- Touch Points show where the culture of the Bible meets African cultures and how Africans shaped Christian belief.
- Book Introductions explain the history of each book and connect themes to issues close to African hearts.
- Articles give practical advice on how to live out the Christian life focusing on critical concerns facing the African Church and its people.
- Topical Index and Concordance lists the biblical texts and ASB features by topic and defines difficult to understand words connecting concepts from Genesis to Revelation.
- One-year Bible Reading Plan guides readers through an overview of the whole story of the Bible.
- Maps, Graphical Timelines, and Other Features spread throughout the Bible help provide insight and understanding.
The great thing about this project is that you can visit the Kickstater page and donate as little as $5 to help fund the project and help get these bibles created. The campaign runs until June 17th. “The Africa Study Bible is unique because it contains study notes written by Africans for Africans. For the first time, the African church will have a Bible with application notes that address the real-life issues that Africans deal with every day. Combine those features with an easy-to-understand Bible translation that speaks directly to the heart… and you have the potential to transform the lives of multitudes of leaders, lay people, and seekers. I’m delighted that the Africa Study Bible will soon be available to my African brothers and sisters.” —Mark D. Taylor, Chairman/CEO of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
To learn more about this great project and see what rewards they are offering and to show your support visit the Kickstarter page. Or send out one of these pre-written tweets to lend your support for this amazing project.
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