Record Spring 2011 Issue

American Bible Society’s print magazine Record appears in a digital format. The nearly 200-year-old magazine shares Bible resources, testimonies and stories of American Bible Society’s ministry around the world.

Download this issue »

Miao and Later

Col. Jack Graham III pictured, at lower right, at age 4, with his parents Ella and Jack Graham II, and sister Enid, in Miao costumes, South Yunnan Province, China, in 1935. (Photo courtesy of Col. Jack Graham...

Read More »

Words of Jesus for Migrant Workers

Migrant workers in Dubai with Scriptures from the Bible Society in the Gulf. (Photograph Courtesy of the Bible Society in the Gulf ) Prakash wakes up each morning surrounded by sand, heat and a burden of...

Read More »

Haiti Donor Report

Schoolchildren getting drinking water supplied by Water Missions International, funded by ABS. (Photo by Michael Gibeault) Since the earthquake over a year ago, more than 300,000 people in Haiti have perished. But, one survivor after another...

Read More »

Yearning for a New Day

Haitian Children at the Christian Institute, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Rhoda Gathoga) She's clad in a red and white checked shirt and a navy blue skirt, her hair braided in three ponytails. Her...

Read More »

When Did Publishers Start Printing Red Letter Bibles?

I am doing some research on Bible translations, and I was wondering when publishers started printing “red letter” edition Bibles (Bibles with Jesus's words in red letters). Do you...

Read More »

By the Numbers

Photo courtesy of John Mathews About 800 million people — including 70 percent of Chinese Christians — live in rural areas of China. They have little access to personal Bibles or medical care since distribution centers and medical institutions...

Read More »

Worth the Wait

Photo courtesy of John Mathews Certain images from my ministry trip to China have imprinted themselves forever in my memory, reminding me that the Bible is indeed a precious gift. It's the sight...

Read More »

The Hunger of India’s Orphans

These girls live in Reaching Hand Orphanage. They just received a Bible from ABS after having been asked what they wanted first, “chocolate, Bibles or sweaters?” “Bibles!”...

Read More »

Tears of Joy

A woman weeps after receiving her first Bible during a visit to Shang Dang village church by China's first Bible and medical van. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Bible Society/Dag Smemo) Mrs. Chen...

Read More »

Bible Society of India Turns 200

Photo by David Thorne In February, the Bible Society of India celebrated its 200th anniversary. About 100,000 people participated in a Bible rally at the Gunta grounds, in Guntur.

Read More »