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    Global Scripture Access

    Global Scripture Access 2017Every year more people are being reached with the Bible. People are receiving it in their heart language, in braille, in sign language and in digital formats. Each year there are exciting advancements in the world of Bible mission and we thank God that he invites us to be a part of it. Read on to discover how the Bible has been made available to millions of people for the very first time…

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    Do you get our Bible-a-month calendar?

    Bible-a-month 2017We need to know what you think! Here at Bible Society NI we love the Bible-a-month calendar. But we want to know what you think about it!  Please take a couple of minutes to answer these quick questions. It will really help us as we think about how Bible-a-month will look in the future. Click here to start the survey Thanks for your help!

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    #mybibleguide

    So great to hear how that many of you have been enjoying this year's Daily Bible Reading Guide.  

    Will you help us encourage more people to join in?

    Send us a photo that captures your reading time with a short caption describing where you read.  Take a look at the replies below for some inspiration!

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    Hope Unexpected from the Middle East

    Mike's visitMy head and my heart are full after spending time with Dr Mike Bassous from the Bible Society in Lebanon over the last few days as he visited us here in Northern Ireland. 

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    Hope Unexpected

    Mike BassousCome and hear Dr Mike Bassous, General Secretary of the Bible Society in Lebanon as he shares the reality of life in the Middle East.   Our television screens are full of images and stories from the Middle East, and our hearts break for those people we see who have lost everything and struggle to find meaning amongst the rubble and destruction. But what stories are we not hearing? What about the stories of hope?

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    Daily Bible Reading Guide 2017

    THIS IS A FREE GIFT TO YOUR CHURCH. We offer Reading Guides free to churches as a means of encouraging a daily Bible reading habit. It has been so encouraging for us to hear of people whose lives have been impacted through this simple resource. If your church or group would benefit from copies of the Reading Guide, we will be happy to set some aside. Don't miss out - get in touch to order yo

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    The Greatest Gift 2016

    Greatest Gift 2016 Catalogue CoverThe Greatest Christmas Gift “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2: 10-12 (NIVUK) Jesus is the Greatest Gift that anyone can ever receive. He rescues

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    Storytellers

    StorytellersWe all love a good story. When we’re kids we hear much loved bed time stories as we’re tucked into bed; when we’re teenagers we can’t wait to meet up with our friends and hear the latest stories of what happened over the weekend; we get lost in the pages of a good book; and when we get older we smile as we listen to the stories from the imaginations of our children and gr

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    Bible Sunday 2016

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    Commissioning Celebration

    Commissioning ServiceThanks to everyone who joined us on Sunday June 19th at 7pm to Commission Catherine Little into the role of General Secretary. We trust you left as encouraged and blessed as we did. God's presence was tangilble in the room and there was a wonderful atmosphere of worship. This was a special time for the team, of thanking God for His goodness, recommitting to our calling and importantly, commissi

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    Commissioning Service

    Commissioning PublicityWe invite you to join us at the Commissioning Service for Catherine Little into the role of General Secretary. This will be a special time of worship together as we seek God’s presence and acknowledge God’s call on Catherine. Join us as we return thanks to Him for His goodness and seek His blessing. We would love you to be part of this special occasion as we ask God to strengthen His

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    W@W magazine Summer 2016

    W@W Sum16We are excited to share the latest edition of our Word at Work magazine with you once again. We love sharing the amazing stories of how God is spreading His Word and growing His kingdom. Please be so encouraged that you are playing a vital part in this. Read the magazine online here.     If you would like to receive a copy in the post you can request one by emailing admin@bsni.co.uk o

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    2015 Ministry Report

    2015 Ministry ReportWe are so thankful as we look back over 2015. God continues to amaze us with His provision, faithfulness and grace. It is also important to thank you - our partners in ministry - for your prayerful, sacrificial and faithful giving towards the ministry of Bible Societies right around the globe. You are sure to be so encouraged as you read the report.     If you

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    New Prayer Circle

    Latest PCOur latest Prayer Circle is now available here. Do join us in praying for the great efforts going on to reach people in remote communities with the Word of God.  In this edition: Pray for the Gan Yi people of China as they read the full Bible for the first time. An Aboriginal community in Australia receives another OT book in their language. The 'Good Samaritan Programme' continues to tackl

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    The Servant Queen and the King she Serves

    The Servant Queen bookletCelebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday: The Queen marks her 90th birthday on 21 April 2016 and also her official birthday in June. To celebrate, our sister Bible Society in England and Wales has joined forces with HOPE and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) to publish a book about the Queen’s Christian faith. This beautifully-illustrated short book uses the Queen’s own words to describe her faith i

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    Guatemala 'Free to Live'

    Free to liveThis is a hard story to read – but such an amazing example of the healing power of God’s Word… Amanda* was only little when her mother died, and she was left in the care of her father and older brothers. The family struggled to survive so Amanda was sent out to look for work. A woman offered her a job as a waitress in a bar, and Amanda eagerly accepted the work. But things we

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    Latest Prayer Circle

    Sign upCheck out our latest Prayer Circle here. Current items for prayer include the Easter Sunday attack in Pakistan and Nepal's ongoing recovery a year after the 2015 earthquakes. Also in this Prayer Circle is the latest information on what progress has been made on world Scripture translation. Keep up to date with staff and speaking events. If you would like to sign up to receive Prayer Circle every

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    Give as You Live

    Search the web and raise money for Bible Society in Northern Ireland

    Here's a new easy way to raise money for Bible Society in Northern Ireland that does not involve parting with extra cash.

    Everyclick.com has launched a new way to donate – it’s been christened “Give as you Live”. It means you can search the web, shop on line from your favourite retailers, trade on eBay and raise money for Bible Society in Northern Ireland.

    You get great search results from Yahoo!, content from leading shopping providers and access to all eBay auctions. Every search you make creates a donation for charity.

    Our special address is http://www.everyclick.com/bible-society-in-northern-ireland/20007/152471, all searches, shopping and eBay activity made from here will raise money for us...

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    BSNI Appoints New General Secretary

    Catherine Little GSThe Bible Society in Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Little as its new General Secretary. Catherine joined the Society on 1 April and succeeds John Doherty, who is retiring in May. Catherine is a native of Fermanagh and she is familiar with the Voluntary / Charitable sector. She will join the Society having served most recently with Praxis Care as Co-Ordina

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    Bible-a-Month Prayer Partnership 2017

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    Daily Bible Reading Guide 2016

    2016 Guide2016 Reading Guides are available from Bible House. Call in for copies or give us a ring to arrange to have them delivered. Postage and Packaging will be charged.  

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    Bake for Bibles

    Bake for BiblesWe all enjoy a wee muffin or a slice of cake, so why not take this love and use it to raise a bit of money? Whether you’ve been baking for years or you’re looking for a good excuse to give it a go, ‘Bake for Bibles’ provides the perfect opportunity to get the oven on and raise a bit of money while you do it.

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    Word at Work Autumn 2015

    W@Waut15The latest Word at Work magazine is now available. Don't miss out on the news, prayers, encouragement and challenges - have a read!   Click the image...    

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    12 Prayers in 12 Weeks 2016

    I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is on

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    Word on Fire Talks

    Talks from the Word on Fire event are now available here These messages and interview by the world famous RT Kendall are now available. More details here

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    Words of Life in Burkina Faso

    Our current appeal is focused on changing lives in Burkina Faso by supporting an incredible ministry teaching people to read. Find out more about this life-changing Literacy Programme by clicking the image above or follow this link.

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    Prayer Circle: 10-24 June 2015

    PC snipThanks for praying with Prayer Circle. Click here to open the latest prayer material. Don't forget you can receive this straight into your inbox every other Monday morning if you would prefer.   Sign Up Now

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    Prayer Circle (to 29 June 15) PLEASE PRAY!!!!

    PC to 29-06-15

    The Latest Prayer Circle is available Prayer is such a vital part of the Bible Society ministry around the world. By joining with us in this way you are playing a really important role. Without your prayers, so many would be unreached as we KNOW God hears and responds, creating unexpected opportunities and providing in amazing ways. We know this comes from the prayers of supporters, often tho

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    Prayer Circle 1-15 June

    PC 1-15 June 2015Prayer can be difficult. It forces those of us who are constantly buzzing around to slow down a little. For those of us who don't operate at such a fast pace, it can still be tricky to settle our minds to focused tasks. Maybe time is limited, maybe discipline is difficult, maybe we find it difficult when we can't tangibly SEE the results of our prayers. There are many, many reasons that we have fo

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    2014 Ministry Report

    God is so good. Looking back over 2014 reminds us that He is the great provider. We are constantly surprised at the ways He works, the lives He touches and the provision He lavishes. We trust that as you read our 2014 Ministry Report, you will be encouraged and blessed to see what God is doing through BSNI supporters like you. Together we can achieve a lot for His glory. Praise the Lord!  

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    New Look Word at Work

    W@W! Summer 2015

    W@W! has had a makeover.  Our Word at Work magazine has been around for quite a number of years now and it has changed a little bit here and there. We felt it really was time that the look was freshened up a little. The contents remain almost unchanged, with the pull-out Prayer Pages, International and Home News, Welcome page, Project information and Special Appeal. We trust you will be e

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    Global Scripture Access Report 2014

    Global Scripture Access Report 2014A Remarkable Year for Bible Translation A new record in Bible translation may have been set in 2014 for the highest number of new Scripture translations published in one year. According to the 2014 Global Scripture Access Report, which has just been published by United Bible Societies, last year Bible Societies helped to complete translations in 51 languages spoken by more than 1.3 billion people

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    Nepal Earthquake Response

     

    Nepal Earthquake Response

    A violent earthquake hit Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu, on Saturday 25 April 2015. Thousands have died and many more have been injured, with widespread damage to homes and buildings both in Kathmandu and different areas throughout the country. The Nepal Bible Society is working to respond to this devastation by assisting in humanitarian relief efforts and by providing replacement Bibles and New Testament

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    Latest Prayer Circle: Up to 6 April 2015

    PC to 06-04-15

    Don't miss the latest Prayer Circle. Join us in praying for the response to Cyclone Pam, persecution in Pakistan and the continued efforts to bring God's Word to Chinese believers!  Read more here...

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    Latest Prayer Circle: Up to 9 February 15

    PC to 09-02-15

    Read the latest prayer news here and join hundreds of others in raising our hearts and voices to the Lord.  Thank you for standing with us in this way - we know the tiniest amount of faith can see incredible things achieved. Our faith is placed in our infinitely powerful God who rules in majesty. Let's trust Him for great things. He is able!  

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    Word on Fire: R T Kendall

    R T KendallWe were excited to have renowned Bible teacher, R T Kendall speaking at an event jointly organised by the Bible Society in Northern Ireland and Precept Ministries (Northern Ireland) and held in Belfast on 7 September 2015. WORD ON FIRE was a 2-part event looking at the dynamic role of the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and you! It was a wonderful chance for some great Bible teaching! 

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    2013 BSNI Trustees' Report

    Trustees' Report 2013Looking back over 2013 simply highlights how gracious our God is in spreading His Word around the world. We have been blessed in our work and amazed at how God continues to provide and use us as part of a much larger fellowship of Bible Societies. Follow the link to access the BSNI 2013 Annual Report. If you are interested in the accounts from 2013 also, we will be pleased to get a copy to you. Si

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    Welcome to Bible Sunday 2014

    Bible SundayThank you for choosing to use this year's Bible Sunday resources. As every Church is unique, the material is designed to be used as a skeleton for you to dip in and out of. You can use all of the material, or bits and pieces that work for you. We trust that you will be inspired by what you see here and find it helpful as you prepare to lead Worship.

    This year's material is based on Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Psalm 90 focusing on our Honourable God!

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    Local Prayer Group

    Carrickfergus Prayer GroupWe have been blessed through the local Bible Society prayer group that has been meeting monthly in Carrickfergus since March 2013. Prayer is vital to our ministry as we recognise the power of God to bring lasting change to lives, families, communities and entire countries. We are calling for more people to stand in the gap with us. We would really love to see additional prayer groups running thro

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    MegaVoice Milestones

    Tamil lady with early MVPraising God for His Goodness and Blessing 2014 sees two very significant milestones in the MegaVoice journey - the 25th anniversary of their formation, and the distribution of the one-millionth MegaVoice audio Bible. What began as a dream 25 years ago is now a reality. 25 years later and MegaVoice is being used by partnering ministries to reach people throughout the world. Ministries add their o

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    Bibles for Cuba

    Old Bible shared by a groupThe Need is Great - So are the Opportunities!  Cuba has had a rocky past and there are still many shadows from that time. However let’s praise God that in terms of Christianity… much is changing, where there was once a firmly closed door, there is currently a wide open window of opportunity… Our colleague, Bernt Olsen, Bible Mission Director in Norway, recently visited

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    Pass it On: Research into Bible Reading

    Pass it OnAlthough none of the data in this report relates to Northern Ireland, it is fair to assume that some of these findings might also be applicable within our own community. We commend this report to you for consideration, under the title Pass it On.   It may help you, and others engaged in children’s work in your church, to reflect on how Scripture is presented to children - through Sund

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    YouVersion: Free Bible App

    YouVersion LogoTens of millions of people are using the Bible App™ to make God's Word a part of their daily lives. Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, all on your mobile device. Watch what Aneta Dabek has to say about YouVersion. Aneta is originally from Poland, but has lived in Northern Ireland for some time

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    Amity Press, Nanjing

    Amity ChecksBales of Bible paper, purchased by Bible Societies - each prints over 600 Bibles.     The Bale of paper is fed into the printing press.       After printing, all the sheets are carefully checked for errors.       In the bindery...     Sections are bound into a single book...     A wonderful moment - the finished Bibles be

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    Daily Bible Reading Guide

    Reading Guide 2015Ask God to open your eyes as you read His Word, that you might see Him in a fresh way, and open your ears that you might hear His voice speaking to you.     Many find this guide really helpful as a simple way to open and enjoy God's powerful Word each day.

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    A Post Easter Reflection

    Catherine Little has been reflecting on how our lives should look different because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here she looks at our attitude as we journey on from Easter…     I am on a journey which is full of twists and turns, full of unexpected surprises and the occasional ‘hmmm I wasn’t expecting that to happen’ moment.   We have made it to

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    Simple Faith

    Children have so much they can teach us. Again and again I am inspired by their simple faith. Their prayers are short and to the point. They don’t feel the need to speak in long flowing paragraphs, repeating a point using different words. One sentence. One statement. One question. That’s enough. And they believe it. When they say that sentence they believe that God hears it and he will

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    Lent 2017: A big time of the year for books!

    We asked Richard Ryan from The Book Well to highlight some of the books available to help people turn to God’s Word during lent. He came back with a great list…     I've already written a blog about the importance of Lent as a time for personal devotion, and how it's a big time of the year for books, which is partly why we set up our own Lend for Lent initiative. But with

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    bible blog ni

    Lots of us in Northern Ireland are working really hard to get people engaging with the Bible. It might be just one person with a creative idea, a church shining a light into their community, an organisation supplying some really great resources, or a shop providing people with materials to encourage Bible reading. With so many amazing ideas out there we thought it would be good to gather some tog

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    Bible Sunday 2015

    We are pleased to freely provide you with material for your church to use in a Bible Sunday Celebration. Please use and adapt the material whatever way you need to suit your church.   The theme 'Keep Going' is based on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 and we trust that

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    Your Church or Group

    groupWe love seeing churches and groups get excited about what God is doing around the world. Perhaps you would like to see your church/group discovering how very blessed they are to have God's Word, while beginning challenged to see the stark realities of Bible poverty. There is much work being done around the world and we are seeing incredible ministries that are bringing the light of Christ into man

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    My Will, God's Will

    We have a very helpful booklet that explains why it is essential for every adult to make a Will. My Will, God's WillFor a Christian, the drawing up of a Will is a vital act of stewardship - for such a document then  not only becomes 'My Will' but 'God's Will' too. The booklet 'My Will, God's Will' is available to you free of charge on request. Simply ring Campbell Moore of 9032 6577 or email admin@bsni.co.uk r

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    Bible Reading

    Bible Reading Guide 2014Below are some resources to help you to read God's Word either personally, or within a group setting. You are free to dowload and share any of this material....        

     

     

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