Have you noticed how many bookstores we have in the United States? European nations have a ton as well. Of those bookstores, how many of them carry Christian resources?
Now the number drops.
But the number is still high compared to Africa. AND many of the resources in those bookstores in African cities are westernized.
What if there was a Bible that had study materials from an African perspective?
“With the African Study Bible, we’re bringing the power of Scripture to Africa in a new and culturally relevant way,” says Dr. Matthew Elliott, president of Oasis, publisher of the ASB. “Under the leadership of an 11-member editorial board of scholars from across Africa, we’ve brought together 350 writers and editors from over 40 African countries, representing 50 denominations. This is an unprecedented project that will impact the global church.”
Designed to grow the faith of African church members, teach them to evangelize their communities, and apply a biblical worldview to their society, the ASB uses the New Living Translation and includes 2,400 plus features such as application notes, stories and proverbs, touchpoints that link Africa and the Bible, learn notes that explain basic theology, and major theme articles that apply the Bible to key issues. Oasis plans to initially release the ASB in English with French and Portuguese translations in development. Oasis is also developing a full-featured app of the study Bible.
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Have you ever been a part of a Kickstarter Campaign before? If not, let me explain it to you. This group, Oasis, is attempting to raise money through investors. If you pledge to give a certain amount, your money will not be taken from your bank unless the ENTIRE amount of money has been pledged. If this project doesn’t meet the goal, then no money is taken from you.
For example, I pledged $40. If the goal is met, then Kickstarter will take the $40 from my credit card and give it to Oasis. And then I will receive these gifts: A social media thank you – ASB Genesis preview – 5×8 ASB inspired artwork PLUS an advanced hardcover copy of the Africa Study Bible!
So what’s the secret for spreading the gospel in Africa? The secret is the same as it is for every other nation on earth. People need to preach the word and disciple others. For Africans, the ASB will be golden because they will have God’s word with study helps that will reflect the troubles and needs they experience in life.
Are you ready to spread the good news to all people? You don’t even have to leave your seat!!
Click on the image below, pray about an amount, and pledge. Anyone can afford $5. You can probably afford more.