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MennoMedia announces NIV 2011 usage and Spanish-language Adult Bible Study
|Book release from MennoMedia|
Effective new tools for Adult Bible Study
Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
Waterloo, Ont. and Harrisonburg, Va.—To meet the changing needs of the church, MennoMedia is making available its Adult Bible Study (ABS) materials in a Spanish-language version and moving to use the New International Version (NIV) 2011 for Bible quotations in the English version.
Adult Bible Study materials are now available to Spanish-language churches, as Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA). For one and one-half years, 16 congregations have evaluated prototype EBA curriculum in Sunday school or Bible school groups. With their feedback, MennoMedia has shaped EBA to be an effective Spanish-language Bible study resource from an Anabaptist perspective. Four area churches in Mennonite Church Canada have Spanish speaking congregations.
“We are expanding the writers’ group to include leaders of diverse cultural backgrounds,” said ABS/EBA editor Sharon Williams.
English-language Adult Bible Study will begin using the New International Version 2011 with its spring 2013 quarter. NIV 1984, used previously, is now out of print and the publisher no longer gives quotation permission.
MennoMedia surveyed ABS users two years ago, including questions about preferred Bible translation. The change to NIV 2011 reflects overall user preference, as well as consideration of reviews of NIV 2011. Though no translation is perfect, NIV 2011 reflects changes in English usage, progress in Bible scholarship, and concern for clear language. As the world’s leading modern English Bible, it is written in English that is readily understood by people everywhere.
MennoMedia’s Adult Bible Study in English and Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos in Spanish provide in-depth, challenging Bible study from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective. Suitable for Sunday school and Bible study groups, this curriculum is written by an intercultural group of pastors, teachers, and leaders across Canada and the United States. Sessions include daily Bible readings, resources for further study, and free resources for download.
ABS and EBA may be purchased quarterly or annually. Purchasers may download and copy EBA teacher’s and student’s guides from the site for use within their congregation. Special group rates are available. For current pricing and information on ordering, call 1-800-245-7894 (USA) or 1-800-631-6535 (Canada). See www.mennomedia.org/abs for samples and further ordering information.
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