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Exciting things are happening in the Bible work around the world. People are finding hope, comfort, and renewed lives as God speaks to them through His Word - in their language!

We are delighted to share these stories of God’s amazing work.


 

I truly enjoy the Psalms of David as he reflects on the majesty of the heavens and his declaration of what God has done. In this Psalm, the Contemporary English Version begins with a deep sense of God’s majesty as Creator, “The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. They don't speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice. Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it travels around the world.”

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A new year begins and it’s time to make “resolutions”. Looking back at the past year, we usually reflect upon the changes we would like to see happen, the goals we would like to achieve. This feeling of a new beginning brought about by a new year increases our hope for change. Perhaps you have already written down your list of resolutions for 2018. However, how many of us can proudly say that we have kept past resolutions? I think we all suffer from the same realization, that we either forget our resolutions, get tired or discouraged along the way.

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(As we close 2017, our Director for Scripture Translation, Myles Leitch, shares what the Canadian Bible Society has accomplished through Bible translation work, in this witty, light-hearted diary entry.)

 

Dear Delirious Diary,

Hmmm, just turning onto Christmas Street here, with another year in the rear-view mirror swinging into view.

Do I honestly feel happy or good about my work as Director of Scripture Translation at CBS? You only see me at my desk, maybe, shuffling papers and answering emails.

Read more of Dear Diary: A Translation Director’s last diary entry in 2017

TORONTO, November 1, 2017 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the unanimous election by the Board of Governors of Dr. Rupen Das as National Director of the Canadian Bible Society, effective January 1, 2018.

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I grew up with my grandmother in a small village called Begoro in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Grandma wasn’t formally educated and never spoke English, but she spoke and read Twi (my mother tongue) very fluently. Coming from a lineage of kingmakers, Grandma had the privilege of learning to read and write Twi at night school organized by the Basel Mission of the Presbyterian Church. She had a Twi Bible (Akuapem), which she religiously read to me at dawn and at bedtime. She cherished that Bible until she passed a few years ago.

Read more of The importance of having the Bible in one’s mother tongue

Happy Thanksgiving from the Canadian Bible Society

(To celebrate Thanksgiving day on Monday, October 9, we are featuring this blog post written by Dr. William H. Brackney.)

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TORONTO – September 29, 2017  The Canadian Bible Society was pleased to play a role in the Invictus Games by distributing 500 free specially created ‘I AM’ Good News Bibles. CBS Partner and Volunteer Rev’d. Greg Bailey was instrumental in ensuring these special Scriptures made it into the hands of veteran military athletes with a disability or illness. One of the CBS highlights during the Invictus Games was when one of these Bibles was presented with a special bookplate to HRH Prince Harry.

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TORONTO, Thursday, September 28, 2017 – The Canadian Bible Society is pleased to announce that we will be sending free booklets and Scripture Selections to the Eastern Caribbean over the next few weeks. These Scripture Selections have been developed to bring healing and comfort, especially focusing on those who are suffering directly from the aftermath of the recent hurricane disasters.

Read more of CBS Rushes Free Booklets and Scripture Selections to Support Disaster-Affected Caribbean Countries

(The Canadian Bible Society is honoured to be a part of the recently concluded Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival. On its first year, the festival aims to showcase and celebrate faith and family based films. This blog post talks about what transpired during the two-day festival and the Awards Show as shared by CBS’ Regional Director for Ontario, Lisa Pak.)

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(September 30 is the United Nations’ International Translation Day. To celebrate this day and the importance of Bible translation, we are featuring this blog post written by one of our Translation Consultants, Jeff Green. The Canadian Bible Society is committed to the accurate translation of God’s Word; it’s not always easy, especially when a language doesn’t have the exact translation of the original text – Aramaic, Greek or Hebrew. The story below illustrates this challenge – and how translators arrived at the perfect word).

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