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Building Strong Foundations

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Imagine taking your Bible and ripping it apart, so you could divide it by book or single pages to share with others because there were no Bibles available.

In many global regions where Biblica is working today, this is a common practice among believers desperate to read God’s Word. North American Christians may own up to seven Bibles while many others around the world don’t have access to one or can’t afford one.

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Scripture for Heroes

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“My head is all messed up!” screamed “Jim,”* a wounded soldier at a level-three trauma hospital in Iraq. His body was bruised, heart wounded, and spirit crushed after an encounter with an improvised explosive device (IED), also known as a roadside bomb. “When the painkillers wear off, I remember,” Jim said, battling severe injuries and his nightmares. A U.S. Air Force senior chaplain sat with the soldier as he shared that after the IED exploded, he was thrown from the …

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Community Bible Experience

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Last fall, members of Immanuel Community Church (Fort Collins, CO) took a deep dive into the New Testament—together. Immanuel is one of 15 churches to participate in an early launch ofCommunity Bible Experience. “We needed something to rally around,” says Pastor Brad Gilliland. “And what better focus than the Word of God?” Participants of all ages spent eight weeks reading the entire New Testament (about 10 pages a day) using The Books of The Bible. But they didn’t just read …

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Criminals Transformed Into Men of Peace

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It was Friday morning at a Los Angeles County prison when Pastor Mike Broyles of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA, spoke to a group of 180 inmates as part of a volunteer educational program offered by the sheriff’s department. Broyles, active with prison ministries for three years, saw these men as more than prisoners; he saw them as men made in the image of God. When he finished speaking, he gave an invitation to respond to the gospel. …

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Biblica Embarks Upon New Year with Launch of Chinese Contemporary Bible

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Colorado Springs, CO— The Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) is now available online at Biblica.com, BibleGateway.com, and YouVersion.com. Twenty-nine percent of China’s population uses the internet, making China the world’s largest online community at 384 million, more than the entire population of the United States. The printed Bible will be released concurrently with the Chinese New Year in February. The Chinese Contemporary Bible is translated into Standard Mandarin, also known as Putonghua, meaning “common speech.” There are 873 million Mandarin speakers in …

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Hope for Sudan

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The Republic of Sudan has known only war for its entire modern history. Sudan is Africa’s largest country; however, as part of a 2005 peace deal, voters in southern Sudan will decide whether to secede from the North and separate into two countries. What does this mean for Sudan–more violence, a return to civil war? Conflict between the Arab, Islamic North and the Sub Saharan African, Christian South continues because of the crude oil production and potential in hydroelectric and …