Africa Study Bible French Edition
There is great need for the Africa Study Bible in the 23 African countries that have French as one of their official languages. There are over 100 million Christians in Africa who read in French. Over 30% of the Africa Study Bible notes were originally written in French and a third of the contributors are from Francophone countries. The enthusiastic response to the Africa Study Bible in English continues to confirm its importance, but the lack of biblical resources in the French language makes the need for the French version even greater.
“French-speaking Africa is known for its material poverty. One element of this poverty is the lack of Christian literature resources in the French language. The need for French-language Bible study materials is, and remains to be, an even more profound source of poverty for the region. With so few study Bibles in Francophone Africa, translating this Bible is not merely a priority, it is a necessity, an emergency. It will be like providing food (God’s Word) for a starving population.”
– Dr. Daniel Bourdanné, General Secretary, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
You can help us translate the Africa Study Bible notes into the French language. This project is a massive undertaking, each of the 2,600 notes and articles, the 100-page index, and all the special features must be translated, reviewed, typeset, and proofread. There are 855,867 words in these notes, more words than the text of the Bible. Pray for the almost 20 translators, editors, and managers who are currently working to create the French edition by 2019. Give towards the completion of this much needed resource today!