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The Bible Society of Nigeria

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From the CEO's Desk, The Bible Society of Nigeria | May 2022, Vol. 5 Issue 1


New Yoruba Bible excites the market
Bibeli Mimo Tuntun is first of its kind
Catch them young
Kids brace up for Bible competition
Bible Society & U
Everyone has a role, find out yours

Excitement, joy as new Yoruba Bible debuts

Making the Word of God more understandable, enjoyable and interactive are some of the key objectives driving our work at The Bible Society of Nigeria.

This is what informed the production of the much-awaited Yoruba Bible, Bibeli Mimo Tuntun, which many say, is indeed, first of its kind. Bibeli Mimo Tuntun, written in the most simple and appealing language style, expectedly brought joy and excitement to its readers when it was released into the market on Wednesday April 27, 2022 by The Bible Society of Nigeria in Lagos. The Bible can be understood by anyone with basic understanding of the Yoruba language, particularly the youth as they no longer have to worry about the burden of interpreting otherwise complex words or phrases which usually characterizes most language Bibles. Its unique features are a collection of Bible verses that deal with achieving success, handling various life challenges and making cross-references. Other features include the words of Jesus Christ in red, explanation of key words, a comprehensive index of useful resources and guide for daily study. This is arguably the best thing to happen to the Yoruba speaking community in recent times and we are excited, just as they are, in making the word of God available in the most preferred language and format so that more and more Nigerian Christians can be empowered to make positive global impact.

Catching Them Young

and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 (GNT)

Spurred by the remarkable success and impact of the National Bible Competition, Secondary Schools Bible Competition and the NYSC Essay Writing Competition, The Bible Society of Nigeria has further extended its reach towards empowering and nurturing the little children in the society. The programme tagged “Primary Schools Bible Competition” is aimed at inculcating the much-needed godly values and Christian virtues in primary school pupils, reviving the culture of reading and studying the Bible among the youngsters while also providing them with a unique platform to interact with the Word of God and foster the spirit of healthy competition. The maiden edition had 10 primary schools in Lagos participating at the preliminary stage of the competition which held on Thursday, 19th May, 2022 while the final stage comes up on 24th June, 2022.

Bible Society & You!

The Bible Society of Nigeria works with Christians irrespective of denomination to translate, publish and distribute the Holy Bible in Nigeria. The Bible remains the main article of the Christian faith. There is therefore room for everyone to partake in this noble task. Indeed, there’s so much to be done, so much that will last a lifetime to complete. For example, only 26 out of the over 500 languages in Nigeria have their Bible fully translated. What now happens to the over 474 languages. Thankfully, work is presently ongoing in 10 more languages, yet the challenge to speed up translation work is so glaring, particularly in a country like ours where the English Language is not our mother tongue and millions of Nigerians can neither read nor understand the English Language. It is based on this understanding that we invite you to partner with us to carry out this great work of the Kingdom. You may decide to sponsor or part-sponsor the translation of the Bible in your own dialect. To do this, please contact us on info@biblesociety-nigeria.org or call Olugbenga on 08159094106. Thank you and God’s blessings as we look forward to hearing from you.