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Ever wished the Bible came with a guide book?

Our mission is to help make the Bible accessible to everyone and encourage interaction with it

We believe the Bible is for everyone. That’s why we’re working tirelessly to make the Bible available and understood here in New Zealand and around the world. We partner with New Zealand churches, organisations and 150 Bible Societies throughout the world to bring the Bible to those that don’t have one.

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Our latest projects

Pakistan – beacon in the darkness of illiteracy 

What good is giving someone who Bible if they cannot read it?  Bible literacy programmes are proving successful and popular ways of helping people through the gift of literacy while introducing them to Christ through the Bible.

This ongoing and successful project seeks to help disadvantaged women in Pakistan by establishing 350 new literacy classes in 2017.  The Bible Society in Pakistan aims to impact 7,000 new students through these classes.

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Israel – reaching out to refugees

There are thousands of refugees and foreign workers in Israel. Many are living in extremely difficult circumstances and have experienced great trauma in their lives.

The Bible Society in Israel wants to offer an holistic outreach ministry to these people, including those in prison, by providing them with the Word of God in their own language along with essential supplies, prayers, emotional support and guidance.

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New Zealand – Bible grants

Each year we give away more than 50,000 Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture portions to groups all over New Zealand.

We work closely with partner organisations and churches including Habitat for Humanity, The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy, the New Zealand Defence Force (Navy New Testaments pictured above) and the New Zealand Police to bring the Bible to those that may never have encountered it before.

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Discover the Bible

The Bible is the world’s best-selling book of all time

It has shaped the laws and politics of many western countries and influenced language, music and art.  Today it continues to inspire many millions of Christians around the world.  But what exactly is it?

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Is it still important to New Zealanders?

Bible Society is committed to delivering quality research into New Zealand’s relationship with the Bible.  Since 2008, we have been engaging research companies such as Nielsen to help us paint a picture of how many New Zealanders read the Bible and the influence it has in their lives.

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Te Paipera Tapu – The Bible in Māori

The story of Te Paipera Tapu (The Holy Bible in Māori) began with the Rev. Samuel Marsden in Sydney.  Learn the story of how the Bible was translated and printed in Māori and why it was so popular.

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