Jan Paulsen, president of the Adventist World Church hands the Bible to Alberto C. Gulfan Jr., president of the church in Southern Asia-Pacific, the first stop of a global itinerary for rallies and marathon readings at villages, hospitals and universities.
[October, 2008] Source: Adventist News Network
An unusual copy of the Bible began an unusual journey. The special leather-bound copy, measuring 12 by 18 inches, is written in 66 languages -- one for each book began its journey at the Seventh-day Adventist Church's spiritual convocation connected with the church's Annual Council business session in Manila, Philippines.
The journey, an initiative planned since last year called "Follow the Bible," is intended to rekindle in Adventists around the world the daily need for connection with the Bible. A recent survey of world membership found that 51 percent said they regularly studied the Bible.
Web users will be able to follow the Bible's journey at www.followthebiblesda.com. The site also offers other resources, including a guide to reading the Bible in one year.