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.

Woman writing notes at the conference

Friday, April 24, 2015

GUELPH, Ont. – (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) – The Mother Tongue Translator (MTT) Workshop, April 20-24, is a one-week workshop, held in Guelph, Ont., and hosted by the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) for First Nations translators who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in translation principles.

The workshop is targeted to both beginner and more experienced translators who wish to be more effective in written communication in their own language, and interact with other First Nations speakers who are engaged in language development.

Building on years of partnership and expertise in First Nations translation of Scripture, this workshop equips First Nations speakers interested in doing translation at the personal, family, community, church, band, or business level.

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The Bible Society of Australia has recently released a new youth ministry blog. In one, they discuss the importance of encouraging youth to ask questions, with comments like this:

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The Canadian Bible Society has helped "Keep It Real" Bibles, using the Contemporary English Version (CEV) text, in partnership with Youth Unlimited. Learn more about it in the video below:

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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." (John 3.16-17 ESV)

Love is in everything we do… we look for it wherever we go.

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"The Word totally comes alive to me today that poetry the Lord gives me is so profound it blows me away. So that's how it's important the Word of God is for people who are trying to change their lives." (John Oakley)

John's first encounter with the Bible was in jail. In this video, he shares about his faith journey.

The Canadian Bible Society provides the Key to Freedom Bible to men and women in prison in partnership with prison ministries across Canada.

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The Canadian Bible Society partners with the Salvation Army in bringing Christmas hampers to poor families in Vancouver. These Christmas hampers contain gifts - toys, school supplies, books, etc - and the Bible. 

Pilar is one of the volunteers who help prepare these hampers. Her faith was put to test when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. During those uncertain days, Pilar relied on God's promises. Here she shares her story.

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Bike for Bibles (B4B) is an annual event that brings cycling enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life together for a time of fellowship on the road – with one purpose in mind – to help raise funds for Bible distribution and translation projects of the Canadian Bible Society.

Jason joined B4B in 2014. He shares about his experience during the ride and how it helped him growth in faith.

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A new video is available about the Digital Bible Library™. The Digital Bible Library™ is an ever growing, secure yet accessible, collection of quality Bible translations. The library provides standardized digital Scripture texts, all in one central location. In using translations from this library, the creators of websites and applications for mobile devices can develop portals for people from every tribe, in every nation, to experience the power of God’s Word in their heart language.

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Myles Leitch

Monday, March 16, 2015

TORONTO - (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) - Dr. William Brackney, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Bible Society (CBS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Myles Leitch as Director of Scripture Translation for the Canadian Bible Society.

Dr. Leitch's background - as a professional academic linguist and professor (most recently with Tyndale University College & Seminary) combined with more than 20 years of service as a linguistic consultant and field director in Francophone Africa with Wycliffe-SIL - will contribute significantly to and guide the work of the Scripture Translation Department in the years ahead.

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Bible program tackles domestic violence in the Caribbean Marking International Women’s Day, March 8 Say the word ‘Caribbean’ and many people think of wide sandy beaches, palm trees and holidays - a kind of paradise. But for a growing number of women there, life is anything but paradise, blighted by the violence they experience at home. That’s why Bible Societies in the region are using the Bible to tackle this increasing scourge, with encouraging results.

*Mary had been trapped in a violent relationship for many years, with her partner’s attacks landing her in hospital several times. She was desperate for help but had no idea what to do. When the Bible Society began equipping churches to assist victims of domestic violence, Mary finally received the help she needed and is starting to turn her life around.

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