Record Spring / Summer 2010 Issue

American Bible Society helps local churches reach remote people in China with the truth of the Bible. In Egypt, children in garbage city learn about the Bible’s message through a friendly lion named Kingo, and in Tanzania, the Datooga people finally have a New Testament in their heart language.

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Obama or God: Who said It?

Photo by Caleb KomorowskiA national survey conducted by Harris Interactive® for the American Bible Society found that a majority of Americans are having trouble recognizing some of the Bible's strongest promises for...

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Meeting Spiritual Needs in the American Military

 In January 2009, the leading cause of American deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan for the first time wasn't combat. It was suicide. In fact, nearly twice as many active-duty service members killed themselves...

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St. Samuel's Spirit Resurrected by Witch in Scripture?

The 1 Samuel 28.3-25 narrative provides no details about the rituals or conjuring process.In the ancient world, the belief in magic, sorcery and witchcraft was common. Witchcraft and consulting the dead was forbidden by the...

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I found a “Life Boat Bible.”  What can you tell me about it?

The Scripture you have is a New Testament in the King James Version produced by the American Bible Society during World War II. It was probably printed in 1942. Between 1941 and 1945, ABS distributed to our service...

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History of Translation in China

Scripture portions distributed to the homelessMore than 1.3 billion people speak some form of Chinese as their heart language. God's Word has been translated into Mandarin, as well as nine minority languages. But, there...

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Passing the Baton

Dr. Lamar Vest chats with Mrs. Nellie Bicksler at a tribute celebration in her honor. Photo by Malorie Tull“American Bible Society volunteers should understand and feel one thing: joy!” So...

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In Memoriam - Spring 2010

Alan Boardman Given by First Presbyterian Church, IthacaMy mother, Louise V. Flessner, Given by David H. FlessnerHelen M. Hahn, Given by Helen M. and Harry O. Hahn, Fund of the Berks County Community FoundationMy Wife...

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Hope for Hurting Teens

The Confessions book and Rob Beckley are pictured here. Photo by Caleb KomorowskiThe American Bible Society teamed with Rob Beckley, lead singer of the Christian rock band Pillar, to produce Confessions— a book that speaks...

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His Boots were Made for Walking

 The idea started in a casual conversation with his parents. Garth Poorman, a former executive assistant at the American Bible Society, was musing that he'd traveled cross-country by bus and by car....

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Going the Distance

73 year-old Yan Hanquan, one of the original translators of the East Lisu New Testament, is overjoyed to see his work finally come to fruition. Photo by UBSCP/Yeo Tan Tan.In thanksgiving ceremonies last fall,...

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