Bible Society

The Bible Society exists because millions lack the Bible in a language they can understand, in a form they can use or at a price they can afford. At the same time millions still have no understanding of the Bible’s value for them and their communities.

This is called Bible poverty.

The Society is working to see a day when the Bible’s God-given revelation, inspiration and wisdom is shaping the lives and communities of people everywhere.

The task is urgent:

This is because of what people, communities and nations lose when the Bible’s life-changing message is not theirs.

The task is huge:

More than half the world’s 4,500 languages still wait for even one book of the Bible. The Society is presently involved in more than 600 translation and retranslation projects.

The commitment to everyone being able to personally encounter the Bible’s life-changing message means putting the Bible into audio, braille and sign language. It involves making the Bible affordable to a billion people in our world, who live on just 60p a day.

The Bible Society works with key influencers – in the media, education, politics and the arts – to help them see the Bible’s connection with today’s issues. It also reaches out to many churchgoers, who seldom read the Bible, lack confidence in their knowledge of the Bible or struggle to apply the Bible’s message to their daily lives or the decisions they make.

If you would like to make a Gift Aid declaration with your giving to the Bible Society, please go to the web site or contact the Treasurer.

Keith Wall, 26/03/2010