Zondervan Launches 'Handwritten NIV' tour

by | Oct 3, 2008 | Charisma Archive

The “Bible Across America” nationwide tour invites people to hand write one verse of the New International Version Bible. The handwritten verses will be compiled into a new Bible to be called
America's NIV.
 
Zondervan Launches 'Handwritten NIV' tour
[10.03.08] To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the New International Version (NIV),
Zondervan this week launched the “Bible Across America” nationwide tour that
invites 31,173 people to hand write one verse of the world's most widely read
contemporary English translation of the Bible.

The handwritten verses will be compiled into a new Bible to be called
America's NIV, Zondervan officials said. The tour, which began Tuesday
from Zondervan's headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., will travel to 90 cities
in 44 states, covering more than 15,000 miles.

A team of four will drive a 42-foot recreational vehicle—donated by RV
supplier Spartan Motors—making stops at U.S. landmarks, churches, universities,
retail stores and events such as a NASCAR race in Charlotte, N.C., and the
National Pastors Convention in San Diego.

“We believe that a completely handwritten version of the NIV Bible by people
from all across our country will help America rediscover the Bible in a fresh,
new way,” said Moe Girkins, president and CEO of Zondervan. “The (tour) is a
symbol of Zondervan's commitment to make the Word of God more accessible and
more relevant to more people.

We couldn't think of a better way to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the
NIV Bible than by inviting Americans to join us on this monumental tour and open
more hearts to the Word of God.”

For more information on tour stops and blog updates, click here.–Christian Retailing

 

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