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Exciting things are happening in the Bible work around the world. People are finding hope, comfort, and renewed lives as God speaks to them through His Word - in their language!

We are delighted to share these stories of God’s amazing work.


 

True to tradition, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had a harem, but among his four queens, Mumtaz Mahal was the one he loved most. Everyone loved her on account of her beauty and her personality; people praised her especially for her elegance, grace, humility and great compassion. Queen Mumtaz was the favourite, the one who had the greater worth in the eyes of the emperor, and the one he trusted the most. When she died, in 1631, the emperor could not be comforted. So he decided to build her a tomb, the magnificence of which would parallel the depth of his love.

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She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.  (Matthew 1.21)

 

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Jason Caldwell

by Peter Fleck

Calgary businessman Jason Caldwell credits his faith “in the God of the Holy Bible” with giving him the peace he needed following the tragic death of his 17-year-old twin sons in an after-hours accident at Canada Olympic Park in February 2016.

Speaking at the Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast in late October, Caldwell recounted how a number of youths at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel let their “zest for life and adventure” get the better of them.

Meeting at a restaurant after youth group, the teenagers decided to trespass the grounds in the middle of the night and take their toboggans down the steep, icy run built for the luge and bobsled races at 1988 Winter Olympics. What they didn’t realize is that further down, the track had been barricaded and chained off.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TORONTO – (Canadian Christian News Service) – Employees of the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) will join with Canadians from coast-to-coast November 11 in marking Remembrance Day, to honour the memory of members of the Canadian Forces who have died in the line of duty. For more than a century, CBS has maintained an important relationship with Canada’s service personnel, providing our military men and women with more than a million copies (estimated) of the Christian Scriptures throughout that time.

It was at the beginning of the First World War in 1914, that CBS representatives first approached the federal government, offering to provide free New Testaments (with Psalms and Proverbs) to every man in the Expeditionary Forces. The Militia Department accepted the Canadian Bible Society’s offer, and so began the production of a special edition, khaki-bound book, bearing the Canadian Coat of Arms. The inside inscription included a quote from the biblical book of Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 NIV

From that time, the special edition New Testaments were printed in several iterations over the years, with variations in size, cover, and additional content.

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 “[The Bible] has a profound sense of value … to men in their hour of greatest need.”
~ Rev. C.W. Gordon (Ralph Connor), author and Canadian Forces chaplain

On November 11, the Canadian Bible Society remembers. 

We remember the strength and courage of members of the Canadian Forces who have died in the line of duty. 

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Is the Bible still relevant in our time? This seems to be the question most young people ask. Three people in their 20s and 30s talk about why they think it is still relevant, based on their experience. Watch this 4-minute video to hear their testimony.


 

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“The Scriptures have come to mean comfort and hope to me.“

Beverly Daniels loves to read the Bible, but God’s Word became much more meaningful to her when her mom fell ill. In this video, she talks about how the Scriptures helped her throughout her mother’s illness and death. 


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Stanley had never held a Bible in his hands, let alone read one. So when he joined the Scripture Union Sports Camp this summer and was handed a sports New Testament created for Scripture Union by the Canadian Bible Society, he looked at it – confused – and asked his coach, “Is this a dictionary?”

Like Stanley, many children who go through these sports camps have never seen or owned a Bible. The primary reason is that their family doesn’t go to church or doesn’t own a Bible.
 
As for me, I was introduced to the Bible by my parents at an early age, so it is hard for me to imagine what it’s like to grow up in a home where God’s Word is not read and talked about. I may not have understood completely the importance of the Bible when I was very young, but, looking back, those years of reading Bible stories and memorizing Christian Scriptures have developed in me the appreciation for God’s Word and the role it played – and continues to play – in my life. It definitely helped me navigate through the treacherous teenage years, gave me wisdom for those life-changing decisions, and provided a guide for day-to-day situations. Most importantly, the Bible led me to Jesus, my Saviour, Friend, and Anchor in life.

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