BIBLE – 21st Century translation for the Czech Republic

It’s Printing Right Now!

Seventeen years ago we sat on our knees asking God to give the Czech Republic a Bible that we could read, trust, and understand in our modern language. It was just a few years after the end of the Totalitarian Communist rule which forced atheism onto our land. The Bible was irrelevant because of the outdated language and lack of a modern translation.  God put the burden on our hearts and the calling onto our lives to make a difference.  We translated the first words of this project 15 years ago and today we are glad to announce that it is complete!  We have sent the document to a Dutch printing house and they are hard at work to give us the first shipment of 52,000 new Bibles by Easter this year!

Guiding Principles

Our goal has been to bring the timeless message of the Bible into 21st century contemporary Czech language (no other translation exists which does this).  Our commitment has been to faithfully translate the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts while addressing today’s Czech readers in a language they can understand.  Our aim is to reach people with this translation who regularly draw inspiration from God’s Word and also for people who have never opened a Bible in their life.

Important Facts

• Our goal is to distribute 1,000,000 Bibles within the Czech Republic over the next 7 years.  This is far more than the number of Christians within the Czech Republic.
• We will produce 3 options.  Hardcover, (cca. 11 USD, 50% discount for churches and mission groups) High Quality Imitation Leather, Top-Quality Calf Leather.

Getting the Word Out

Over the past 15 years we have been building support for this work from Czech national churches of all denominations.  The excitement, anticipation, and support within the Czech churches about our work is very high.  We have been nationally funded for years and we look forward to releasing our final work with this foundation of support from within our country.

Additionally, we are getting the word out to the non-Christian audience.  We have received free airtime and advertisement space from both Czech National TV and Czech National Radio.  We have been securing contracts from all bookstores and major supermarkets in the region who will carry our Bibles.  We are also preparing a public non-stop reading of the entire Bible throughout the Czech Republic.  More than 30 cities have already agreed to participate.  Our release will happen over Easter weekend 2009.

You Can Get Involved

It has been an enormous privilege for us to be a part of one of the most important spiritual works of God in the Czech Republic today.  We expect to see His Kingdom grow greatly through the spreading of His Word. We invite you to get involved with us in this work of everlasting value.  Would you consider praying for this translation to encourage both Czech Christians and non-Christians to know God and give themselves completely to Him on a day to day basis?  We also invite you to make a US tax-deductible contribution to help publish these Bibles and get them into the hands of Czech people who have been crying out to God for hope, direction, and purpose.

You can support printing Bibles by making your check out as follows: Vineyard Northwest Church for Czech Bible Project. Vineyard Northwest will be collecting the donations and will forward them to us. Please send your check to Vineyard Community Church Northwest, 9165 Round Top Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251. If you have any questions about this approach, please contact John Green at 7376jg@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!  We are grateful for your prayers and contributions!