Between 60 to 100 million Bibles are printed each year. No other book comes close. Presently, there are over 6 billion bibles in the world.
(From THE FAITH by Chuck Colson)
Just thinking about those incredible numbers started me thinking. So I pulled out a calculator and let me blow your mind a little bit with The Book like no other.
Let’s give this some perspective….
To be in the top 5 on Amazon’s Best seller list, you have to sell about 300 books a day….which gets you to about 100K by the end of the year.
Let’s make it even crazier
So let’s take the in between number of the Bible projections per year of 80 million copies…..that means if you divide 80 million by 365 days you end up with 219,178 a day. Did that sink in….219,178 Bibles are printed and sold (or given away) EVERY DAY. And the number are not letting up but increasing every year.
How does The Bible compare with the “other” best selling books of all time….
HARRY POTTER=27 million copies
DAVINCI CODE=10 million copies
FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY=8 million copies
Let’s take HARRY POTTER…..That is 27 million copies since 1997. Very impressive for a sorcerer. But keep this in mind, that is over the last 16 years. Potter came out in 1997. It had 16 years to do 27 million copies. The Bible does 27 million every 4 months of each year. The apostle Paul does way better than Harry.
Hello!? THE BIBLE DOES HARRY POTTER NUMBERS EVERY 4 MONTHS …..AND DOES IT EVERY YEAR.
How about one more crazy number?
There are 6,900 spoken languages in the world at present. The Bible has been translated into 1,300 of those languages. No other book is even close. Now think about it….These staggering numbers are for just 1,300 languages, can you imagine when we start translating the Bible into the other 5,600 other languages. The numbers of Bible printed and distributed each year will be astronomical.
No book in history comes close. Not a religious book or a novel is even in the same class as the Bible.
That tells me there is something supernatural about this Book. It’s God’s book. It’s God’s Word. AND HE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HE IS SAYING.
Read it today!