Jim went to be with the Lord in 2015, but his story was far from over. In fact, new chapters were being written 9000 miles away where a three-generation, three-decade labor of love was taking place.
Biblica partners with Focus on the Family When prayer and Bible reading were “removed” from American public schools (U.S. Supreme Court cases in 1962 and 1963), many people falsely assumed that religion had been banned. In some cases, officials mistakenly believed the rulings gave them the authority to unfairly infringe on a student’s right to free speech. In the years since those cases, Bibles have been confiscated, young people have been told not to bow their heads in prayers before …
We’ve forgotten our own history. As a result, we don’t fully understand the present and our role in it.
“I didn’t make it to the NFL on my own,” admits Rashied Davis, formerly a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. “God put people in my life who helped me accomplish everything I’ve been able to accomplish. So it’s been my life mission from the time I met Christ to give back to those who deal with the same stuff I grew up with.”
Today Rashied has retired from the National Football League and serves as a Biblica Ambassador. And one of the Biblica projects that is especially close to his heart is The Game of Life—a sports program that is providing young people in India with the opportunity to be impacted by athletics, discipleship, testimonies of Christian athletes in their country, and the Word of God.
Four NFL veterans have teamed up with Biblica, the International Bible Society (www.biblica.com), to throw their weight behind a sports outreach that aims to score with thousands of young people in South Asia through “the other football.” Photo: Former NFL star Rashied Davis with participants in a soccer event in India who received a copy of Biblica’s Game of Life book, featuring Scripture and testimonies of leading Indian soccer players. Matt Forte, Anthony “Spice” Adams, Rashied Davis, and Ray McElroy—who …
While audio Bibles are a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship, and a life-changing gift for people with reading difficulties, creating them can be a long and labor-intensive process. But that hasn’t kept Biblica from seeking to produce high-quality audio Bibles for all of our contemporary translations.
Zahra had joined a group of people attempting to escape their strife-ridden homeland and cross the border to safety in a neighboring country. But the crossing was not easy: the roads were dangerous, the surrounding terrain rugged, and the old woman very frail.