Record Fall 2016 Issue

Letters from American service members display how God's Word is changing lives on the front lines of the U.S. Military. A new Scripture translation is transforming communities in Botswana . American Bible Society celebrates its 200th anniversary.

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200 Years of God’s Faithfulness

American Bible Society celebrated its bicentennial anniversary on May 12, 2016, thanks to generations of generous financial partners and the abiding faithfulness of God. These snapshots from the past show how God has worked through American Bible...

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Letters from the Front Lines

"How has God's Word impacted your life?"As Army Specialist Miranda Smith* pondered that question printed in the back of her camouflage Bible, memories from Basic Combat Training (BCT) swam into her memory. She would...

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Pray Around the World

Bible Societies around the world are helping to spread God's message of hope and love with those who need it most. Here are prayer requests from a select group of Bible Societies that ask you...

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Scripture Translation for Life Transformation

When the Kalanga people, who live in the Kalahari Basin in Botswana, open their Bible, more than half of it is missing. With only the New Testament available in their heart language, this community of 150,000...

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Non-Cash Gifts Help Financial Partners Share God’s Word

A new Gift-in-Kind initiative allows American Bible Society's generous financial partners to convert non-cash goods into financial support for the Bible cause. Financial partners can donate their unwanted items of value, such as jewelry, stock,...

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TV Special Shares the Good Friday Story with Millions

On Palm Sunday, FOX aired "The Passion," a live event that used pop music and an all-star cast, including Tyler Perry, Chris Daughtry and Seal, to tell the story of Jesus' final hours. Viewers could...

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Leaders Gather to Discuss the Bible and Race

On February 8, American Bible Society and Biblical Seminary hosted "Under My Skin," an evening of discussion about race and the church. Coinciding with Black History Month, "Under My Skin" provided church and community leaders with...

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Thousands Rally Around Prayer and God’s Word in Washington D.C.

On July 16 nearly half a million people gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for Together 2016—a day of unified prayer, worship and Bible-based teaching organized by the Christian ministry PULSE. Thanks...

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World Assembly: Bible Societies seek God’s guidance for a new season of Bible ministry

Bible Society leaders from more than 150 countries gathered in Philadelphia in May for the 2016 United Bible Societies (UBS) World Assembly hosted by American Bible Society. Held every six years, the UBS World Assembly provides Bible...

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Ecuador: Bible Society provides relief after deadly earthquake

On April 16, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck northern Ecuador, killing more than 600 people and injuring 12,000 others. In response, United Bible Societies in Ecuador, with support from American Bible Society's financial partners, distributed food and water along...

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