Norman can’t read. No one in his family can read. In fact, only a few people in the entire village are able to read. Reading just isn’t part of their culture. Typically, this is not an issue for the community, but not having access to the Bible was an issue for the believers in Norman’s church.
Before the Talking Bible came to Norman’s village, the believers in his community did not know what was true and what was not. Printed Bibles are available in Norman’s language, but they’re not much help because only those who can read can use them, so when Norman received a Talking Bible, it made quite a difference.
Norman’s church struggles with division over doctrinal issues. People who cannot read don’t trust the teachings of the few readers in the church.
The readers are the only ones who have access to the Bible, and a lack of trust had arisen in the church. Since they cannot read the Bible for themselves, the few believers that were in the church could never be sure that what the readers were teaching is true. That all changed with a single Talking Bible.
Now a church that once struggled to get people to attend has small groups listening to the Talking Bible all around the area. Now, just like the readers get to read the truth right from their Bibles, non-readers in Norman’s village get to hear the truth from the Talking Bible.
Norman is now one of the teachers! Norman is teaching God’s Word, even though he has never read it.
“I am learning so much about God, and it is very humbling for me to be teaching others about the Word of God,” Norman shares. “Who would have thought that I would be teaching others? But I have learned so much from God’s Word by this Talking Bible.”
As he watches his community fall in love with God all over again, Norman is immensely grateful for the Talking Bible.
“This Talking Bible is a wonderful blessing to us. It is easy to listen to it, and we understand it in our own language very easily,” he explains. “We do not have a culture of a reading, so it fits our community to listen.”
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