Loss of a Friend

Bibles For The World joins with millions of Christ-followers in mourning the loss of Ravi Zacharias, who passed away May 19 after a brief battle with sarcoma, a very aggressive cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. Dr. Ravi came to faith through the ministry of Youth for Christ. Since that moment, he dedicated his life as a servant for God, spreading the Gospel and sharing his wisdom on apologetics around the globe.

His home going was a bittersweet event for Bibles For The World president and CEO John L. Pudaite. “Ravi and my dad, Rochunga Pudaite, were well acquainted,” Pudaite noted upon the news. “They both had a deep love for their common homeland, India, and both were educated in the United States. God gave them unique opportunities to impact countless people with the Gospel message of God’s love, forgiveness and grace.”

Zacharias was only recently diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare but aggressive cancer that can occur in the bones and connective tissues of the body. His passing has brought significant attention to this little understood cancer. But Ravi will be remembered most by the millions whose lives he touched through his powerful defense of God’s Word.

“As an apologist, Ravi was fearless in defending the faith against all comers,” noted John Pudaite. “He and my dad had a deep, enduring love for the Scriptures and both recognized the power of God’s Word to transform lives. He will be missed by all, but today he is no longer suffering or in pain, and is with his Creator.”