Study Bibles for Africa
Ligonier Ministries is partnering with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to send Reformation Study Bibles to pastors, church leaders, and students in ten African countries. As of midyear 2020, this donor-funded initiative has given over 20,000 Reformation Study Bibles. The project began in 2017 and our goal is to send and distribute at least 36,000 Reformation Study Bibles by 2028.
The Great Need
This region of the world is projected to change dramatically over the coming years, as a young Christian population grows rapidly and the Muslim population increases. Thousands of schools and churches around Africa lack adequate theological resources. There is a theological famine. Reliable study Bibles are practically nonexistent, and Bibles are expensive.
“On my recent trip to East Africa, I asked church leaders in each country if they could even get a Reformation Study Bible. They replied that you cannot find them in bookstores and if you could, it would cost anywhere from a half to a full month’s stipend for a pastor. This is utterly out of reach. I don’t know anyone in the U.S. who has ever spent a month’s salary on a study Bible!” —Rosemary Jensen
Give God’s Word to Teachers of the Word
This is a unique opportunity to equip the teachers who are instructing the next generation of Christians in the African church. Giving an African pastor a Reformation Study Bible impacts hundreds, if not thousands, of Christians. The theological notes and trusted commentary make the Reformation Study Bible a much-needed companion to those preaching the Word of God in Africa who do not enjoy the resources that we do in much of the developed world.