USA (MNN) — International
Bible Society-Send The Light recently hosted the Bible Across America tour.
Bible Across America features an
RV piloted by a four-person team, traveling across the continental
United States, making stops at churches, universities, retail stores and
special events where people are invited to contribute a verse to complete a
handwritten Bible — America's NIV.
Participants are invited to
handwrite a verse of a new Bible. The
project will reach 90 cities in 44 states during the five-month tour to celebrate
the 30th anniversary of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.
More than 31,000 Americans, one
for every verse in the Bible, will have a hand in publishing America's
NIV–the first NIV Bible ever written "one-verse, one-person" at a time.
The final America's NIV will be
reproduced and published by Zondervan and then distributed nationwide. The original manuscripts will be bound and
offered to the Smithsonian Institution.
The NIV has become the most-read modern English Bible translation,
with more than 300 million copies in print worldwide.
IBS-STL Global is one of the largest Bible and Christian literature
ministries worldwide, translating the Bible into major languages and
distributing Christian resources to engage people with the
life-transforming message of Jesus Christ. It is the translation
sponsor and copyright holder of the New International Version® (NIV) of the Bible, the world's most -widely read contemporary English translation.