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Publishing companies that sell Bibles have reported an increase in purchases in recent weeks, likely connected to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tyndale House Publishers, a Christian publisher based in Carol Stream, Illinois, saw a considerable increase in their Bible sales last month compared to March 2019.

This includes their Life Application Study Bible sales going up 44% and sales of the Immerse Bible going up 60%, according to Jim Jewell, an executive at Tyndale.

In an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday, Jewell said he believes concerns over the pandemic “has upended almost everyone’s lives in some way.” . . .

Alabaster Co. of California, which was founded in 2017 and sells books of the Bible individually that have visually artistic features, reported a 143% boost in sales compared to last year. . . .

Brian Chung, co-founder of Alabaster, told Fox News that he believed the sales jump occurred because “people are looking for hope and restoration.”

“Even amidst suffering and financial hardship we’ve continued to see people engage with Alabaster by utilizing our free resources and purchasing Bibles as encouraging gifts for loved ones,” Chung said.

“We believe people are buying Bibles because there’s a longing to connect with God, find meaning, and experience peace.”

The increases in Bible sales reported by multiple publishing companies is not the only evidence indicating growing efforts among the population to find spiritual answers amid the pandemic.

According to Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, internet searches for the word “prayer” have dramatically increased since last month.

In a preliminary draft of a paper titled “In Crisis, We Pray: Religiosity and the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Bentzen found that “search intensity for prayer doubles for every 80,000 new registered cases of COVID-19.” . . . 

“I document that Google searches on prayer has skyrocketed during the month of March 2020 when the COVID-19 went global.”

Bentzen added that the searches “surged to the highest level during the past five years for which comparative Google search data is available, surpassing all other major events that otherwise instigate intensified demand for prayer, such as Christmas, Easter, and Ramadan.”

(Excerpt from The Christian Post.)

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April 10, 2020

Father- Thank you that people are buying more Bibles. I thank you that Your Word will not go out void but will accomplish the purpose that You have sent it. In Your mercy may blind eyes be opened to Your truth. I ask for hearts to be opened to the truths in Your Word. May Your Holy Spirit attend the reading of Your Word in the homes across the nation. May people who already know and love You commit to reading , studying and memorizing Your word. We are a world in desperate need – morally and in this crisis. Father, may people seek you as they would a rare treasure. May they see Your value over all that money can buy.

April 10, 2020

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:38

Wonderful report!

Mel Teoh
April 10, 2020

I prayed that these people that buy bibles during these covid19 crisis will find God in those bibles and read it daily to lead their life from now on. They will see the love of God to them so that God can begin the transformation of these people life and lead their life first loving God and second love others.

I pray that these people that buy bibles during this crisis will lead their family to pray and read the bible together. Teaching the bible from home to create a strong family foundation.

I pray that we as a country will have an elective study in our school from elementary to college.

Thank you God for your perfect plan of Covid19. Thank you God for people that find the vaccines or medication or therapy. Thank you God for our government, help them lead in the way You want this country to be.
Help Your church to grow their faith into a mustard seed size so that we, the church can move mountain so to say.

We love you Father God, thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross and thank you for leaving the Holy Spirit to lead us into life of Godliness. Amen.


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