Africa Study Bible - French Edition
Over 100 million Christians in Africa read in French, but there are shockingly less French resources than English. An Oasis partner visiting one of the prominent seminary libraries in Francophone Africa, was surprised to discover that less than 20% of the reference books were in French!
The enthusiastic response to the Africa Study Bible in English continues to confirm its importance, but the lack of biblical resources in the French language makes the need for the French version even greater.
We are partnering with PJA (Publications pour la jeunesse africaines) in creating this vital resource for Francophone Africa. You can help us complete the Africa Study Bible French edition. This project is a massive undertaking, each of the 2,600 notes and articles, the 100-page index, and all the special features must be translated, reviewed, typeset, and proofread.
There are 855,867 words in these notes, more words than the text of the Bible. Pray for the 20 translators, editors, and managers who are currently working to create the French edition by the end of 2020. Give towards the completion of this much needed resource today!
“French-speaking Africa is known for its material poverty. One element of this poverty is the lack of Christian literature resources in the French language. The need for French-language Bible study materials is, and remains to be, an even more profound source of poverty for the region. With so few study Bibles in Francophone Africa, translating this Bible is not merely a priority, it is a necessity, an emergency. It will be like providing food (God’s Word) for a starving population.”
– Dr. Daniel Bourdanné, General Secretary, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
Abel Ndjerareou (left) an ASB contributor with Greg Burgess (right) our French ASB fearless leader are as excited as we are about the upcoming completion of the Africa Study Bible French Edition.
“Many pastors in Africa are under-resourced, so this one book would be a great blessing to them. I would like to pass along copies of the French language version that is coming out soon. I feel that if a pastor has the study skills to use this resource and makes time to do so, it will be a great encouragement to him, especially because of the many well written and culturally appropriate notes with a focus on interpretation in the African cultural milieu.” -Maryn, ASB Amazon Reviewer