Our lives tell a story, but beyond that
they play a part in a bigger story. The Story. That Jesus came to all people, that he spoke their language, that he gave his life to create a whole
new story for all of us And for those of us who follow Jesus
it’s our turn to share this story across every border, to every family, to every heart But here’s the problem. Today over a billion people are left out, living without the full story of God’s Word in their own language. Bible translation hasn’t even started
for some 2,000 language communities And when these translations are finally done, how can we speed the Bible to all those left waiting? And what about the illiterate, or the blind? The answer: we need translators, we need distributors, but more than that we need innovators to find a better way to God’s Word to every person on planet Earth Now think about what happened when Gutenberg invented the printing press. Technology rocketed the reach of the Bible. The Bible crossed borders, shifted power, transformed cultures, moving into the hands and hearts of more people than ever before All of which was great but what if we can now go further? What if our next Gutenberg moment for the Bible is right in front of us? That’s the dream behind the Digital Bible Library. It starts with building the world’s largest library for the Bible to put everything in one place translations from around the globe digitized for print, audio, and video to become the resource for people to develop technologies and applications to share the scripture in every language Now ministries and missionaries can meet people where they are. They can suddenly wield all of their
technology and creativity to spread the story globally, making the Bible easy to print, easy to release as audio easy to push to mobile, easy to change lives This library will safeguard each and every translation, protecting all copyrights. Whatever the language, wherever it is spoken the dream is that God’s Word will be there waiting And it’s happening. Already this Digital Bible Library has helped to power Bible apps like YouVersion opening the Bible in hundreds of
languages and an audience of over 100 million people Today the digital Bible library hosts 590 texts By next year, over 1,000. In 20 years, every language on Earth. This moment sets a new precedent, and every new precedent requires people who push Think John Wycliffe, think William Tyndale, think Johannes Gutenberg. Think you and me. The Digital Bible Library is open for business thanks to the generosity of a few. And now the work to be done will require many, many more. This can be our Gutenberg moment. God’s Word for every tribe, every nation, until every heart has finally heard.