WHEN GOD’S WORD SPEAKS: Stories of the Power of Scripture in the Lives of God’s People Today with an introduction by Bob Creson is a 60-day devotional book that tells stories of people all over the world. This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota. This book is good for personal reflection and for those who have a love for God’s Word.
One of the Christian organizations I most respect is Wycliffe Bible Translators. They’re doing an incredible job translating God’s Word into thousands of languages around the world. Years ago, Donna and I worked with missionaries from Wycliffe in Congo and witnessed personally the huge difference it made for people to hear God speak to them in their heart language.
Did you know that Wycliffe celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2017? Here is just a bit of their amazing history:
In 1917, a missionary named William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. But he was shocked when many people couldn’t understand the books. They spoke Cakchiquel, a language without a Bible. Cam believed everyone should understand the Bible, so he started a linguistics school (the Summer Institute of Linguistics, known today as SIL) that trained people to do Bible translation. The work continued to grow, and in 1942, Cam officially founded Wycliffe Bible Translators.