'Reading His Word Gives Peace:' Bible Sales Surge as Many Turn to Good Book During COVID Turmoil
CBN - Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the world's largest providers of faith content, recently reported a significant growth in Bible sales beginning in April of last year. That was a time when much of the world began to experience shutdowns due to COVID-19.
"It was a really great year for our Bibles team last year," the company's Chief Executive Officer Ben Mandrell told CBN News.
Mandrell explained the increased interest is because the Bible is where people look for answers and guidance during hard times.
"It's no surprise when people are in trouble [or] when they feel anxiety and when they feel uncertain about their lives, what do they do? They start looking for hope," Mandrell explained. "They start looking for help. And in a time where local churches are struggling to gather, people are more interested in reading the Bible right now and having quality time with God alone and so they're reading scripture more."
Shelly McLeod of Baker, Louisiana says fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic led her to scripture more often.
"Maybe a sense of fear coming upon me and being motivated to get closer to God," McLeod said. "Reading His Word just kind of gives...READ MORE
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