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Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign

Major Christian Organizations Partner to Launch Africa Study BibleKickstarter Campaign Planned to Help Raise 1 Million for 100,000 Study Bibles 

Wheaton, IL – Millions of English-speaking Africans know and love Christ, but for many, God’s word is hard to grasp. With nearly every full evangelical study Bible written from the viewpoint of the United States and United Kingdom, Africans have lacked a resource that connects with their unique experience, hindering discipleship. But that is about to change as major Christian organizations, led by Oasis International, are joining together to launch the Africa Study Bible (ASB), a six-year, cross-continental effort that has produced the first study Bible developed by Africans for Africans. “With the ASB, we’re bringing the power of Scripture to Africa in a new and culturally relevant way,” says Dr. Matthew Elliott, president of Oasis, publisher of the ASB. “Under the leadership of an 11-member editorial board of scholars from across Africa, we’…

(Review) Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife: My Story of Finding Hope after Domestic Abuse by Ruth A. Tucker

Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Zondervan
Genre: Nonfiction, Domestic Abuse
Pages: 208
Source: Paperback copy provided by Book Look Bloggers/Harper Collins Publishing, in exchange for a review.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars for good

Barnes and Noble

Excerpt from Zondervan. 

Ruth A. Tucker's blog @ Ruth Tucker. 
and the blog @ Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife.

Tim Challies review of the book: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife 

Further links:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help Guide
Domestic Violence

"If this volume saves even one woman from further domestic abuse, my dread in writing will have been worth it." Ruth A. Tucker

The above quote is the main purpose for the writing of the book. Tucker shares her story of being in an abusive marriage. She provides insight to a world many people in the Church do not understand or who have ambivalent feelings.
Pastors, leaders in the Church, a…

(Review) Theology As Discipleship by Keith L. Johnson

Publication Date: November 2015.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press Books.
Genre: Nonfiction, Theology, Christian Life.
Pages: 192.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Link for more info @ InterVarsity Press. 
Christian Book

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5. ESV. Theology-The Study of religious faith, practice, and experience; the study of God and God's relation to the world. From Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Theology As Discipleship began in dialogue with Johnson's theology students at Wheaton College. The ability to define theology is easier than knowing how to live out theology. Theology As Discipleship developed as a way of explaining how to apply theology in…

(Review) 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

Publication Date: January 1, 2016.
Publisher: Lifeway Press
Genre: Nonfiction, Bible study on 1 Peter
Pages: 160
Source: Free copy from B and H Publishing/Lifeway Press
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Link for Bible study @ Lifeway Press: 1 Peter.
Link for study kit: 1 Peter. 
Link for video: 1 Peter. 


Produced by The Gospel Coalition. Jen Wilkin is a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition Women's Initiatives.

Articles about The Gospel Coalition Women's Initiatives:
Update from January 2015
Why Women's Ministry?

Promo video for 1 Peter:

A teaching from 1 Peter:

1 Peter: A Living Hope is a nine week Bible study.
Sessions on DVD are available to use.
The study is adapted for group use.
The book has large print for easy reading.
Included in the Bible study book are "group discussions" located at the end of each week.
The first week is considered an introduction, and has five questions to learn further about Peter and the book he wrote.
The foreword section …