Philippine Bible Society

PBS Launches New Scripture Materials

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The Philippine Bible Society launched two new additions to its extensive line of Scripture products in a simple ceremony at the PBS Ministry Facility in UN Avenue, Manila.
Marketing Manager Perry Cartera presented the Forbidden Book: Ang Ipinagbabawal na Aklat and the English Standard Version-Good News Translation Parallel Bible to almost 120 institutional partners representing book stores, distributors, churches, schools, and religious organizations.
General Secretary Dr. Nora Lucero recognized Causeway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers and the American Bible Society, publishers of the ESV and GNT Bibles, respectively, and Laura Bonney, author of The Forbidden Book. “These new Scriptural materials are the result of our partnership,” she said.
The ESV-GNT Parallel Bible is the first of its kind. In this edition, the readers are afforded the opportunity to read the Bible in its original “form” (English Standard Version) and to understand what it “means” (Good News Translation) for today’s readers. PBS offers this Parallel Bible to anyone who is interested in the serious study of the Scriptures.
The Forbidden Book recounts how the Bible, once a “banned book” in the Philippines, came to the country and how Bible lovers overcame the challenges encountered in distributing the all-time best-selling book in the country.
Praise God that there is freedom now in the Philippines to distribute the Bible, which PBS does in cooperation with churches, organizations, and individuals.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society