Bible Society Record Volume 63-64

Bible Society Record Volume 63-64

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...opportunities. I refer especially to the mobilization of great numbers of American soldiers, both on the Mexican border and, later in the year, in other portions of our Agency. Army Scriptures sold and donated to soldiers in this Agency last year totaled 131,473 volumes. Second in importance was the great demand for Spanish Scriptures on the part of Mexican refugees, who swarmed across the Rio Grande in hunt of something to eat. They were hungry for bread, the spiritual as well as the physical, and something like 40,000 volumes of Spanish Scriptures were given them. For many reasons the year has indeed been remarkable; we are devoutly thankful to Almighty God for his wondrous love and providential guidance. A Sad Note And yet, after all the good news of advance in Bible distribution (owing to the unusual opportunities for it), there is a sad note which runs through all our story. It cannot be discerned so much from what we say as from what we do not say. Outside of the two special features of work mentioned above (that for the soldiers and Mexicans), there is little else to tell, comparatively speaking. The funds were less than they had been for years. Colporteurs could not be employed for the French and Italians in Louisiana, for the Indians in Oklahoma, nor for the Bohemians and Germans in Texas. Never was there such need for the Bible in the homes of the foreign-speaking people of America. President Wilson is telling us that the Bible is the textbook of Americanism, and yet there are whole colonies of foreign-speaking people without a single copy of this book. Must Bible distribution to the poor and ignorant and the foreigner come to a stop for lack of money to pay the meager salaries of colporteurs? And especially at a time like this, more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917219
  • 9781236917218