Thomas Project allows LifeWay customers to buy Bibles for South Asia

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Until the end of November, customers can walk away from a LifeWay store with a Bible of their own and, for an added donation, ensure an individual thousands of miles away has one as well.

The Thomas Project is a joint venture with LifeWay Christian Stores, B&H Publishing and the International Mission Board to print and distribute at least 100,000 Bibles to the people of South Asia, many of whom do not have Scripture in their own language.

LifeWay apologizes for 10 year old offense to Asian Americans

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Ten years ago LifeWay Christian Resources published a Vacation Bible School curriculum they believed would introduce kids to Jesus using an Asian culture theme. But “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son” became a lesson in cross-cultural miscommunication. Critics of the material said it promoted racial stereotypes.

Tuesday (Nov. 6), LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer apologized for Rickshaw Rally at the Mosaix conference in Long Beach, Calif., a gathering of about 1,000 multiethnic church leaders.

Christian movie trailer goes viral

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By Carol Pipes NASHVILLE, Tenn. — God’s Not Dead, a film about the existence of God and defending one’s faith, is making waves on Facebook. The movie’s trailer, posted on the popular social networking site, has racked up 6.5 million views, 1.4 million likes and has been shared 720,981 times. “We’ve been told it’s one […]

New book tells story of murder, forgiveness

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Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis, Tenn. home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, Set Free, shares how he overcame the traumatic events of his childhood by forgiving his mother.

Set Free, published by B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, recounts the events surrounding the arrest, conviction, death sentence and ultimate release of Gaile Owens who spent 26 years on death row.