Record Spring 2017 Issue

After 100 years of waiting, China's East Lisu people finally have the Bible in their heart language. Scripture listening groups are changing lives in Rwanda. A new method of Bible study is taking off in the United States.

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Back to Bible Basics

"I really made a mistake,” thought Mark Gott, a Christian attorney in Charlotte, N.C.Gott had invited one of his colleagues to help start a Bible reading group for law professionals in their city....

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Reaping a Harvest in Rural China

China’s East Lisu people are farmers by trade, but you wouldn’t know it by their soil. Forced off their fertile farmland by more powerful tribes, the East Lisu people eke out a living...

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Taking Part in God’s Grand Story

When Cheryl Holland reflects on the story of her life, she sees God’s fingerprints on every page.“This is a God story,” Cheryl says. “God has always stood by me.” Cheryl traces God’s...

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Healing and Heeding God’s Word

At first glance, there’s nothing special about Rugero Gaudance’s house in Rwanda’s Southern Province. Perched on a mountainside, the blind widow’s one-room home is comprised of four walls caked with mud...

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NEW BLOG ENGAGES SPANISHSPEAKERS WITH GOD’S WORD

In December 2016, a new blog launched for Spanish-speakers living in the United States. “Blog de la Biblia” encourages readers to draw inspiration from God’s Word as they face everyday challenges, such as asking for...

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BIBLE-BASED TRAUMA HEALING LAUNCHES IN CHARLOTTE

In September 2016, American Bible Society and its partners equipped leaders in Charlotte, N.C., to serve their communities through Bible-based trauma healing. During the weeklong training, participants learned how to combine the redemptive power of...

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LEADERS RALLY AROUND GOD’S WORD IN NEW YORK CITY

In October 2016, Christian leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for Movement Day, an annual conference hosted by The New York City Leadership Center that focuses on transforming urban communities through collaboration...

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SURVEY REVEALS THAT AMERICAN TEENS WANT TO READ THE BIBLE MORE

Although 14 percent of teenagers in the United States saw their Bible reading decrease this past year, 18 percent increased their time in God’s Word, according to “2016 Teen State of the Bible.” The survey was commissioned...

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MINISTERING TO AMERICA’S ARMED FORCES FOR 200 YEARS

This year, American Bible Society celebrates 200 years of ministering to the U.S. military with God’s Word. In 1817, American Bible Society presented 65 Bibles to sailors aboard the U.S.S. John Adams, launching a...

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MOZAMBIQUE: God’s Word Reaches Waiting People

A new Bible translation for the Xirhonga people, primarily located in Mozambique, is set to launch in 2017, bringing God’s Word to people who have waited more than 40 years for an understandable Scripture translation.Xirhonga...

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