The Africa Study Bible
God's Word through African Eyes
Supervising Editor: Dr. John Jusu
Copyright 2012, 2015, 2016
Submission for book review.
“The Africa Study Bible is a project that has almost unprecedented ability to positively influence the body of Christ in Africa, perhaps more than other single continental-wide project in the history of Christianity.”
--Dr. Danny McCain, University of Jos, Nigeria
After a seven-year, cross-continental effort, Oasis International, in partnership with several major Christian organizations, launched the Africa Study Bible: the first study Bible developed by Africans with over 2,600 notes written by 350 contributors from 50 countries.
“Africans are bringing the power of Scripture to their own people in a new and culturally relevant way,” says Dr. Matthew Elliott, president of Oasis. “Under the leadership of an 11-member editorial board of scholars from across Africa, we’ve brought together 350 writers and editors from 50 countries, representing 50 denominations. This is an unprecedented project that will impact the global church. More Christians live in Africa than any other continent and by 2050 nearly 40 percent of the world’s Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa. Five of the ten countries with the largest number of Christians will be in Africa. The ASB highlights the growing impact of African leadership on the global Church” says Elliott.
With nearly every evangelical study Bible written from the viewpoint of the United States or the United Kingdom, Africans have lacked a resource that connects with their experiences thus hindering greater discipleship. The Africa Study Bible brings unique African perspectives to the global Church and allows Christians around to the world to better understand God’s Word through African Eyes.
The Africa Study Bible uses the clear and accurate New Living Translation and over 2600 special features including:
· Application Notes which inspire readers to apply biblical truth to everyday life
· Touch Points revealing uniquely African perspectives
· Proverbs and Stories relating Scripture to wisdom from Africa
· Articles that give practical advice on how to live faithfully in 50 essential areas
· A narrative timeline highlighting God’s work in Africa
The Africa Study Bible is an important resource beyond Africa itself. There are over 1.3 million African immigrants in the US and an additional ½ million African‑born people living in the UK. The Africa Study Bible is the perfect resource for churches and ministries working with African refugees, mission groups going to Africa, African Americans looking for insight into both their faith and their heritage, and those who simply want to explore how people around the world understand the Bible from their unique context.
Oasis partnered with Tyndale to create this Bible. Other participants and supporters include Wycliffe, Willow Creek and Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), Scripture Union, Center for Early African Christianity, PJA (Publications pour la Jeunesse Africane), SIM, UMI, Association of Evangelicals in Africa, and Moody Bible Institute.
Learn more at africastudybible.com and oasisint.net or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org