Diamond Jubilee New Testament a bestseller

The Jubilee Gospel includes eight pages of pictures from Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and life, linking her 60-year reign and her Christian faith.

Since going on sale in the first week of April, more than 400,000 copies of the Diamond Jubilee New Testament have been ordered by churches of all denominations in the U.K and other countries-more than double the expected amount.

Due to the success of the project, the deadline for ordering has been extended to 14th May at 12 noon, for delivery by May 30. Copies can be ordered via email from [email protected] or by calling 011 44 28 9073 5875.

Produced by the Church of England, HOPE and Biblica, the souvenir Diamond Jubilee edition of the New Testament has been created to be given away by local churches in schools, at street parties and via other Diamond Jubilee events and initiatives. It includes eight pages of images from the coronation and the Queen’s life, linking her 60-year reign and her Christian faith. There is a suggested reading section with Bible references on various topics and a clear guide to help readers understand the significance of Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection. The text is the British New International Version 2011,

Mark Finnie, church and Bible engagement director for Biblica, said: “Our passion is to distribute Bibles and New Testaments in creative and culturally engaging ways. We are delighted to be working with HOPE and the Archbishops’ Council to provide churches, schools and organizations with the Diamond Jubilee New Testament, in what is possibly the largest single distribution of scriptures within our country in living memory.”

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