Chinese Radio Bible Allies celebrate a ministry milestone.

By April 18, 2005

China (MNN)–The International Bible Society is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Chinese Radio Bible Project.

Peter Bradley with IBS says it’s a partnership with Faith Comes By Hearing and Trans World Radio. The alliance estimates the project has reached more than 10 million people with the Word of God since the first broadcast went on the air in March 2004.

Each 15-minute radio program, which is also available on the Internet at, includes dramatized, word-for-word Scripture, introduction, explanation of biblical background, teaching, and application using the Life Application Bible notes.

They also give printed Bibles with study notes and Scripture recordings on cassette tapes/CDs to church leaders as part of the project. “Most of the listeners are in the rural areas, and of course, that’s where the high illiteracy rate is in China”, says Bradley of their target area. “That’s where it’s so difficult to get Bibles into because the distribution network in China, in that part of the country is pretty tough.”

That’s also where the growth is in Christianity. Bradley goes on to explain that, “there’s huge growth in the number of new believers is in the rural areas, the farmlands.”

Despite the rural isolation, Bradley says their latest reports indicate the project is going well. “We’ve been going into China, and we’ve been actually attending some of the house churches, and talking to some of the members of the house churches to find out how the radio Bible project is being received.”

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