The Year of the Bible exists to recognize and celebrate
the unparalleled role that the Bible has had over thousands of years in history. It is the all-time global best-selling book, having been translated into more languages than any other book in history and having been read or listened to by more people in more places than any other literary work. The Bible has inspired more songs and led to more works of art being painted than any other book. The Bible has motivated myriads of social reformers and philanthropists to love their neighbors and do good in their societies.
The Year of the Bible exists to educate and inspire
people the world over to study, learn, and engage with the Bible through private and public activities of reading and/or listening to the words of the Holy Scriptures and considering how to apply them to their own lives. People who know and love the Bible believe that this will enable them to better love God and neighbor. People of the Word believe that this will inspire them to live according to the Golden Rule, "Do to others whatever you would have them do to you" (Matthew 7:12 NLT) and thus create more harmonious cities and communities wherever followers of the God of the Bible may live.
The Year of the Bible exists to motivate and encourage
followers of the God of the Bible to share graciously the Word of God with their neighbors in many culturally-appropriate ways. In order for all to have access to God's Word, Christians everywhere need to encourage the translation, publication, and distribution of the Bible, and help educate and motivate people so that everyone can engage with the life-giving words of the Holy Scriptures. Through all these various endeavors, people of the Word hope to see Bible poverty ended in this generation, resulting in greater good for our families and neighborhoods globally.
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