NEW BIBLE ADDRESSES MEN’S THREE PROBLEM AREAS: MARRIAGE, PORNOGRAPHY, & FRIENDSHIP
American Bible Society and National Coalition of Ministries to Men Partner to Provide The Men’s Bible
“This Bible will equip you to become a Kingdom man.”
–Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
NEW YORK, September 2014—American Bible Society and National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM) have joined forces to create and distribute The Men’s Bible (November 2014). The first Bible from both organizations with features tailored to meet the unique needs of men, The Men’s Bible contains 72 devotions written by experts in men’s ministry, and is the only Bible focusing on the three most common areas in which men struggle: marriage, pornography, and friendship.
Using the Good News Translation, The Men’s Bible is divided into three sections: The Tool Kit, The Battle, and The Challenge. The Tool Kit serves as a concordance, providing Scripture references for topical study. The Battle contains 60 devotionals, written by NCMM men’s ministry experts, focusing on Christian purpose, priorities, and living. The Challenge provides additional devotional content focusing on marriage, pornography, and friendship—the three areas of life that NCMM has observed to frequently present stumbling blocks.
The Men’s Bible Quick Facts:
Translation: Good News (GNT)
Features: Devotional content written by NCMM ministry experts, focusing on marriage, pornography and friendship
American Bible Society’s State of the Bible 2014 survey found that men fall below the national averages of both Bible ownership and readership.[i] For American Bible Society, The Men’s Bible is an opportunity to demonstrate the relevance of the Bible to a man’s life. As a result, American Bible Society hopes men will increase their engagement with the Bible and experience its life-changing message.
“American Bible Society is pleased to join with National Coalition of Ministries to Men to provide a Bible that men will be proud to own, to carry, and to read,” said Col. Art Pace, executive director of American Bible Society’s Armed Service Ministry. “We hope the format and content of The Men’s Bible—our first Bible tailored to this audience—will speak to the reader in a profound and meaningful way about the issues facing Christian men today.”
“The National Coalition of Ministries to Men has prepared this Bible to help identify God’s message to today’s men,” said Dr. Robert Lewis, NCMM member and Men’s Fraternity Founder. “NCMM’s vision is to do ministry together that no individual or organization can do alone, and The Men’s Bible is an excellent example of this joint effort.”
The following representatives from American Bible Society and NCMM are available to speak about the unique need for, design and purpose of The Men’s Bible:
- Brian Doyle, NCMM Board of Directors Vice President, Director of Men’s Bible Project, Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Ministries
- Robert Lewis, Men’s Fraternity Founder and NCMM member
- Art Pace, Executive Director of Armed Services Ministry, American Bible Society
- David Keller, Senior Manager of Armed Services, American Bible Society
To schedule an interview, please contact Shanon Stowe (email@example.com) or Kelsey Hulgan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About American Bible Society
Headquartered in Manhattan, the 198-year-old American Bible Society exists to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. For more information, visit AmericanBible.org.
About National Coalition of Ministries to Men
The National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM) began in 1996 to do ministry together that no individual or organization can do alone. NCMM is comprised of churches plus denominational leadership, servant church ministries, individuals and for-profit organizations. For more information, visit NCMM.org.