Launching the Africa Study Bible

General information

What is the Africa Study Bible?

The Africa Study Bible is the most ethnically diverse, one-volume, Biblical resource to date. Written by 350 contributors from 50 countries, it includes the Holy Bible (New Living Translation) and more than 2600 features that illuminate the truth of Scripture from a unique, African perspective.


  • 1 Concordance and Index that lists the biblical texts and features by topic.
  • 1 Narrative Timeline that highlights God’s work in Africa in 32 pages.
  • 58 Articles give practical advice on how to live out the Christian faith, focusing on 50 critical concerns facing the church in Africa and its people.
  • 66 Book Introductions explain the history of each book and connect themes to relevant African realities.
  • 82 Learn Notes teach the foundations, values, and doctrine of the Christian faith.
  • 150 Prayers for the Psalms are short devotional prayers drawn from the writings of third century Egyptian church father Athanasius.
  • 150 Graphs, Maps and Timelines are spread throughout the Bible to help provide insight and understanding.
  • 298Touch Points show where the culture of the Bible meets African cultures and how Africans shaped Christian belief.
  • 569 Proverbs and Stories enlighten readers through the parallels of Scripture and cultural wisdom found in wise sayings and fables.
  • 1262 Application Notes inspire readers to reflect on issues and apply truth to everyday life.

Africa Study Bible

Fun Facts

  • Written in 5 languages – English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and Amharic
  • 6 to 12 review steps for each contribution
  • 7 years in the making
  • 50 countries represented
  • 380+ active participants
  • 2600 features


How can I support the ministry of the Africa Study Bible?

1. Launch the Africa Study Bible at your church

Get 50% discount on the pastor’s copy of the Africa Study Bible when you launch the Bible at your church in June/July:

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2. Follow the Africa Study Bible on social media

3.Sponsor a Bible for a pastor to help him disciple his church

Your gift will help to equip under-resourced churches with the valuable discipleship resources contained in the Africa Study Bible. Just go to and search for Oasis International Ltd/Africa Study Bible to donate securely online.

Have another idea how to support the Bible?

If you have something more specific in mind for a local (South African) church, please contact Christian Media Publishing:

Tel: +27 (0)21 913 4172

Fax: 086 595 3943

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