In three months, Ruth and her unbelieving coworkers have listened through the whole Talking Bible at least five times. She has shared the good news of Jesus with the Talking Bible more than she ever had before.
Gatherings meant for comforting refugees developed into formal Talking Bible listening groups where Pastor John taught leaders to study through the New Testament chapter by chapter. Soon, the Talking Bibles were each being used several times each week by these listening groups.
In the weeks before their pre-arranged marriage, Annuj planned to kill his fiancée Shakruntla to run away and begin a new life. He says he despised that she was always praying to Jesus and thought she would get in the way of his drinking.
Before he received a Talking Bible, Tadesse was discouraged and frustrated. He desired to know more about the Bible, but he had to wait until someone could read it to him. His Talking Bible finally made it possible for him to have a personal Bible study.
Mariama’s pastor gave her the Talking Bible. Now she counts it as one of her most valuable possessions. She had never had access to a Bible like this before. Mariama feels fortunate to have it so she can listen and grow in her faith.
Nagalakshmi tried to hang herself with a sari. “Then,” she says, “a light touched me.” She got off the stool and asked herself, “Why should I die? God healed my baby. God can uphold my family. I will learn to trust him.”