A coalition of some of the top Bible ministries are partnering to promote International Day of the Bible on Monday, November 23. The National Bible Association, the American Bible Society, Bibles For The World, YouVersion, and Bible Gateway are inviting people across the globe to participate by creatively expressing their appreciation of the Bible via social media.
“We’re thrilled with the reception to the launch of International Day of the Bible,” says Richard Glickstein, President of the National Bible Association and the founder of this one day celebration. “We encourage everyone from faith groups to performing artists as well as business, sports, community and religious leaders to participate. People can share their appreciation of God’s Word via social media or in public at noon in their local time zones. Honoring God’s Word and asking Him to bless our nations and bring peace to the world is particularly apt in this period of great turmoil.”
The Bible is is the best-selling book of all time, with Guinness World Records indicating that over five billion copies have been sold. The entire Bible has been translated into 531 languages, and 2883 languages have at least some portion of the Bible.
Glickstein suggests simply reading a favorite passage with family, friends, co-workers and schoolmates, with no commentary or sermonizing. He encourages people to read the Bible out loud in public using social media to capture and share with others.
John Pudaite, President of Bibles For The World said, “I am very excited to see this event grow. God’s Word is foundational, not only to our culture in the United States, but also to cultures across the globe. Not only is the message of the Bible transformational – it profoundly changes people’s lives. I can’t think of a better way to acknowledge the power of God’s Word than to simply read it aloud in public.”
As a new feature of the event this year, Bibles For The World is launching a “40 Days of the Bible” radio outreach featuring brief stories of the power of God’s Word to change lives. Countless thousands of listeners to Christian radio will be encouraged to visit dayofthebible.org from October 19 through November 23 to learn more about how they can participate in this special celebration day.
Everyone can share their event with the world by utilizing their social media.
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