Saturday, 22 September 2012

How to give away $500 million

Forbes has an article on David Green, a billionaire who has bankrolled the popular youversion app.

Much of his philanthropy is directed at distributing biblical literature,
Through foundations he supports, he has already distributed nearly 1.4 billion copies of Gospel literature in more than 100 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia. The OneHope Foundation targets children age 4 to 14 with Scripture tailored to them, while Every Home for Christ sends evangelists with Bible booklets door-to-door in some of the poorest countries on Earth.
The temptations of wealth are significant, and one should not seek the world in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:26). But what if you seek the kingdom and in the process God blesses you with wealth. There are several biblical examples such as Abraham, Job and Solomon. There are moderns such as George Muller. A well known New Zealand example was Robert Laidlaw.

Interesting read and Green gives some useful advice.

2 comments:

  1. Interesting read, thanks for sharing. I always wondered how the youversion app was able to show all those various versions for "free".

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  2. Hi Kevin. I am uncertain what costs they contributed to. ESV is free but that is the ESV policy for its electronic version. NIV costs to download. They may have given to a particular version of the Bible but I suspect much of the donations were around the software platform of youversion?

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