In 1867, a Christian called Josiah Spiers decided to lead meetings for children. His style was lively, informal and participative as he taught them the Word of God and how to enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This marked the beginning of the movement.
Camps for children & young people were organized in different countries. (Today, Unión Bíblica is present in over 130 countries.) England El Salvador Peru
…and in 1887 explanatory “notes” were edited for the Scripture references on the cards. Cards were published for daily Bible reading…
…and although the Spanish version of these ‘Notes’ were distributed for a number of years previously, the official birth of Unión Bíblica in Spain took place on 14 March 1953 with the creation of a National Committee.
One of the aims of Unión Bíblica is to promote the reading and meditation of the Bible amongst people of all ages in order to encourage personal discipleship, Christian community and social responsibility.
Principally: “Mi encuentro diario con Dios” “Mi encuentro diario con Dios” (My daily encounter with God) a scheme for reading the whole Bible in 8 years. “Esta mañana con Dios” “Esta mañana con Dios” (This morning with God) – 4 volumes which help you dig deeper in your knowledge of the Scriptures based on the reading of entire books.
Amongst others… “La Biblia y su mensaje” (The Bible & its Message) with undated portions so that you can dig deeper into the Scriptures by studying whole books of the Bible.
“¿Cómo llegó la Biblia hasta nosotros?”(How did the Bible reach us?) - a study of themes such as the Canon, reliability, translations and theological content of the Scriptures. “¿Cómo estudiar la Biblia?” (How to study the Bible?) – a starter course in Bible reading and study.
“¡Descubre! Los tesoros de la Biblia” (Discover the treasures of the Bible) - enjoyable and effective devotional booklets for children between 8-12 years of age. For daily Bible engagement. Godly Play ®, - an imaginative approach to presenting Bible stories to children. A method which supports, challenges, nurtures and guides children’s spiritual quest.
“ En marcha” (Starting out) – a booklet for 7-12 year olds which aims to guide them into becoming followers of Jesus. “¿Te gustaría conocer a Jesús?” (Would you like to know Jesus?) - a booklet which explains clearly and simply to young children how they can get to know Jesus and become friends of his for ever.
Daniel Martínez President Pedro Puigvert General Secretary David Pritchard Children’s worker Jaime Ardiaca Council member David Vergara Vice-president Bernardo Sánchez Council member Alberto Arjona Council member Orlando Enríquez Council member
If you wish to learn more about Unión Bíblica, we encourage you to visit our website: www.unionbiblica.com