The People of God: Free Bible Course
The People of God Bible Course is designed for Muslims from Africa (but is relevant for others as well) to investigate the teachings of the Bible. See more information below. To take the course, first time users need to click the “New User Registration” button. If you are a returning user, login below then select your course.
Select your course below. You will need to begin with Course One.
Surat Yunus (10):94 states:
فَإِن كُنتَ فِي شَكٍّ مِّمَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ فَاسْأَلِ الَّذِينَ يَقْرَءُونَ الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكَ لَقَدْ جَاءَكَ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ
If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.
Surat Yunus (10):94
Many African Muslims are familiar with the Quran, but even though the Quran emphasizes the Truth of the Taurat, Zabur, and Injil (the Holy Scriptures, or Bible, of the Jews and Christians), hardly any African Muslims have ever studied what Muslims call the “Before Books.” The People of God Bible Course is offered to you for free in four separate courses (Beginning of People, God’s Covenant with People, God Loves People, and The People of Faith). Just as the Quran encourages Muslims to “ask those who have been reading the Book before thee,” we encourage you to interact with us as you discover the truths of God’s Holy Scripture. Click on the picture below to begin your journey!
The People of God course is prepared for people who know the Quran, but who also want to know something about the Taurat of the Prophet Moses, the Zabur of the Prophet David, other Holy Writings of Prophets, and the Injil of Jesus the Messiah. The course was originally published by People of God in Nairobi, Kenya in 1976.
Bible portions cited in the study are from the Good News Translation (American Bible Society, 1976). Quran portions cited are from The Meaning of the Holy Quran (Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Saudi revision, 1985).
A. Ali N. Idarous
J. Dahir Y. Mohamed
H. Butler P. Virts
D. Osman P. Ipema
R. Hartzler S. Mulatya
A variety of groups participated in preparing these courses. The Mennonite Board in Eastern Africa provided leadership to the writing team and contributed office facilities, finance, and personnel. World Outreach, Evangel Publishing House, Emmaeus School, and the Nairobi Baptist Church participated significantly. The Islam in Africa Project and the Area Committee of the National Christian Council of Kenya gave invaluable theological insights and counsel. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Kenyatta University College provided expertise and consultation. The World Association of Christian Communication contributed money for publishing the courses. Daystar Communications supervised pre-publication testing and revision. Several members of the Islamic community in Kenya evaluated the course and gave helpful suggestions for its development. The typing and editing were done by Naomi Smoker. Revisions for the second edition were made by Mennonite Islamic Ministries staff in Nairobi. Revisions for a West African audience were made by Bienvenue Africains. Special thanks to Eastern Mennonite Missions for permission to develop this study into a digital course on the welcomeafricans.com website.