Posts Tagged ‘Bible Society’

Christians gather to mark 175 years of biblical engagement in New Zealand

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Taranaki Christians will gather together on Friday to celebrate 175 years of the Bible Society in New Zealand. The event is a milestone and chance for the organisation’s leadership to meet and talk with supporters, Bible Society programme director Graeme Milne said. The organisation was established in New Zealand in 1846 and 2021 marks the Read more

New bible website for NZ Catholics

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The Bible Society has launched its new scripture-based website, The Word, the first Catholic Bible-engagement focused website of its kind in New Zealand. Mass readings are also delivered every day, thanks to a partnership with the Marist Messenger. The site delivers inspirational stories through video and word from Catholics for whom the Bible is an Read more

Bibles donated to NZDF brings comfort even to non-believers

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Bible Society New Zealand has recently donated 5,000 specially designed Bibles to the chaplaincy service of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). “People come into my office, and many aren’t religious, but they are all going through things”, says the Principal Defence Force Chaplain Ants Hawes. “I say to them, ‘Look I know you are Read more

Seriously Surprising Story “a lovely little book”

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Seriously Surprising Story

The Seriously Surprising Story draws children into the biblical story of Easter as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus’ followers on the road to Emmaus. Acclaimed New Zealand Children’s author Joy Cowley described it as “a lovely little book”. “It’s warm, it’s happy, it’s the Good News! “The positive message with the rhythmic text Read more

New leadership at Bible Society

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Bible Society New Zealand has appointed a new CEO, Neels Janse van Rensburg, who will commence his tenure on 1 April 2019. Neels takes over from Francis Burdett, who is retiring after nine years as Bible Society CEO. The current General Manager of Manna Christian Stores, Neels has more than 18 year’s experience in fostering Read more

36% of Kiwi children don’t know the Christmas story, so…

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ) survey conducted by Nielsen in 2015 revealed that 36% of New Zealand Children have never seen, read or heard the story of Jesus’ birth. BSNZ is hoping to reach these children by giving away 85,000 copies of The Well Good News of Christmas. This book is part of Bible Society’s Pass Read more

Keep the kids busy in the holidays – Bake for Bibles

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Nationally-known cook, author, Destitute Gourmet founder and Food Director of Bauer Media, Sophie Gray says Bake for Bibles is a great project for kids, friends and the whole family. Bake for Bibles is a new fundraising initiative recently launched by Bible Society New Zealand where volunteers bake Noah’s Ark animal cookies, ice them and sell Read more

New translation of Te Paipera Tapu in the pipeline

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Te Paipera Tapu

The first edition of Te Paipera Tapu, published in 1868, has just been digitised. This digitised version will be one of the many tools used to help produce a brand new translation, in more contemporary language for today’s Te Reo Māori speakers. “Translation of any significance takes time, and anecdotal evidence suggests that contemporary Māori usage Read more

July is Bible Month

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Bible reading is key to being a strong Christian as well as victorious living says Tak Bhana, Senior Pastor of Auckland’s Church Unlimited and Bible Society New Zealand’s Vice-President. In addition, the Bible is key to your Christian growth, a primary way of connecting with God and it helps people live a Godly life, says Read more

Bible helps keep Tokelauan language alive

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Today, only 34% of Tokelauans speak their heritage language. This is why the Bible Society’s Tokelau Bible translation project is so important – it allows Tokelauans to read the Bible in their own  language and helps preserve their language and the culture. The project began in the 1990s when members of the Tokelaun expatriate community Read more