The best selling book of all time (and of the year... every year)

Dear Mosaic Family,

Most people have heard that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time. However, this familiar observation obscures the even more shocking fact that, in the United States, the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Conservative estimates ball-park the number of Bibles sold every year in the United States to about 20 million. 168,000 Bibles are sold or given out every day. The amount spent annually on Bibles has been put at more than half a billion dollars. YouVersion, a top downloaded Bible app has over 100 million total downloads. More than 66,000 people are using a Bible app at any given second. 3 people share a Bible verse on their social network every second. 

What's most surprising about all these numbers, is there is no (known) living author marketing the book via a book tour. Jesus isn't making the rounds, getting people to by his new book. So what is it about the Bible that has made it, not only the best selling book of all time, but continues to make it incredibly relevant today? What makes this timeless book so timely today? What makes this book so perpetually influential? And more importantly, what can this book do for me? 

Join us tomorrow as we study the Nehemiah 7 & 8, where Nehemiah and Ezra turn their attention from rebuilding the city of God to rebuilding the people of God, via the Word of God. 

Praying for you,
Pastor Jan

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