Words for Life – The Wycliffe Magazine
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)
Imagine a world without words, or worse – a world with words but no meaning, just random scribbles on a page. It’s a world that millions of people inhabit because they can’t read or because their language has never been written down.
The man on the inside page speaks Naro. It’s a language of Botswana, and he’s one of around 14,000 speakers. It was only last December that the New Testament was launched in his language for the first time. The mobile phone-like device he’s holding makes a way for non-readers to dive into the words of life: it contains a recording of the whole New Testament. For him, it’s a river God has made in the wilderness.
It’s not just Botswana. Around the world Bibles are being launched not just as books, but as recordings, as films, as pictures, as songs and drama, and online. In this edition you’ll see how new techniques are taking the translated word into closed, dark countries and to the ears of oral learners. The point isn’t to be new and innovative: it’s to see God’s word reaching every corner of every continent for his honour and praise!
- Summer 2013 edition (pdf 1.20MB)
- P3 Welcome
- P4 Changing ways, constant vision
- P6 Telling the Bible
- P9 Songs, sewing and words of life
- P12 Serving the church on planet Bible Translation
- P16 MP3 evangelistcs
- P18 News and answers to prayer
Browse the archive of previous editions.
Want to receive Words for Life for free?
Sign up online to receive Words for Life in the post or by email.