Monday, April 3, 2017

Tyndale To Launch Africa Study Bible In USA In May 2017

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Book information
Africa Study Bible 
published by Tyndale House Publishers 
ISBN: 978-1-4964-2471-6 
Hardcover: $39.99 
2144 Pages 
March 2017

Tyndale House Publishers, in partnership with Oasis International, announces plans to release the Africa Study Bible (ASB) in March, 2017 in North America. Oasis International is a ministry devoted to fostering robust and sustainable Christian publishing across Africa. According to Dr. Danny McCain from the University of Jos, Nigeria, “The Africa Study Bible is a project that has almost unprecedented ability to positively influence the body of Christ in Africa, perhaps more than any other single continental-wide project in the history of Christianity.”

The Africa Study Bible brings together over 350 contributors from 50 countries with the goal of providing a unique African perspective—God’s Word through African Eyes. Since nearly every full evangelical study Bible is written from the viewpoint of the United States and the United Kingdom, Africans have lacked a resource that connects with their unique experience. Kevin O’Brien, Study Bible Brand Manager at Tyndale states, “This has hindered discipleship both for Africans and the global Church, which has been deprived of sound teaching from our African brothers and sisters.”

 This Bible is an introductory all-in-one course in biblical content, theology, history and culture, with special attention given to African contexts. Each feature was planned by African leaders with the intent to help readers grow strong in Jesus Christ by providing understanding and instruction on how to live a good and righteous life. Dr. Matthew Elliott, president of Oasis, publisher of the ASB added, “We already know of more than 100 million people in denominations and movements in Africa whose leaders want to use the ASB for discipleship, so there is a lot of anticipation throughout the continent.” The initial release will be in English, with planned releases in French and Portuguese. 

The Africa Study Bible uses the clear and accurate New Living Translation and over 2600 special features including: 
• Application Notes which inspire readers to apply biblical truth to everyday life 
• Touch Points revealing uniquely African perspectives 
• Proverbs and Stories relating Scripture to wisdom from Africa 
• Articles that give practical advice on how to live faithfully in 50 essential areas
 • A narrative timeline highlighting God’s work in Africa

The Africa Study Bible is an important resource beyond Africa itself. There are over 1.3 million African immigrants in the US and an additional ½ million African-born people living in the UK. The Africa Study Bible is the perfect resource for churches and ministries working with African refugees, mission groups going to Africa, African Americans looking for insight into both their faith and their heritage, and those who simply want to explore how people around the world understand the Bible from their unique context. 

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