Clearly it is the most popular book ever written! The statistics prove it. Today, it is read by more people and published in more languages than any other book in the history of humankind. Even right now, one copy is published every three seconds day and night. That’s over 32,000 copies a day.
What book is this? The Bible, the Holy Scriptures of the Christian faith.
It is the world’s best seller year after year. People buy over 150 million copies every year.
What about other best selling books?
The New York Times gives notice when people buy only 1 million copies.
Here is a "library" of 66 books, that include history, eye witness accounts, messages, prophecies, and letters. These were written over a 1,500-year span, by more than 40 authors who were kings, scholars, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, national leaders, herdsmen, servants, craftsmen, physicians, tax collectors, and rabbis.
These people lived on three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. And they wrote in three different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. They did not consult together on what to write. They claim to have received their messages from the Creator God of the universe. They wrote them out in the language they spoke and wrote in their time and culture.
The Bible contains hundreds of controversial topics, yet from beginning to end the authors all write with harmony and unity on one theme: how the Creator/Savior God of planet Earth loves and rescues humankind from self-destruction. Is it any wonder that such a book is loved and desired by multiplied millions the world over?
Do you have a Bible – your own copy of this most important book? Is it easy to read and understand? Are you enjoying its unique truths and light for mind and heart? The thoughts and purposes of God shining from the Bible bring help and hope to struggling humanity.
God has made the Bible so easy to access today. And it comes in many different translations adapted to differing cultures so that all can understand the wisdom, love, and kindness of God and the gifts He offers.
You can even find the Holy Scriptures on the Internet and do not need to buy a copy. See Bible.org for the Net Bible. Try the easy to read New King James version, or the New International version, or the Holman Christian Standard Bible, all, and more, available at book stores and store shelves everywhere and online at amazon.com and christianbook.com.