The best-seller of all time was written about the most famous person who ever lived.
WordsRated, a non-commercial, international research data and analytics group, found that on average 100 million Bibles are printed each year. They projected that there are more than 6 billion Bibles currently in print.
Writer James Chapman estimates that 3.9 billion copies of The Bible have been sold in the past 50 years. In second and third place are the Works of Mao Tse-tung with 820 million copies sold and Harry Potter with 400 million copies sold respectively although some may argue third place belongs to A Tale of Two Cities. In any case, The Bible is never disputed as the most published, most purchased, and most read book of all time.
The Bible consists of sixty-six individual books. According to BibleGateway.com, the most read book of The Bible is Psalms, a collection of songs, poems and prayers.
The most famous person who ever lived is written about in The Bible.
According to Time Magazine, Jesus Christ tops the list of the 100 most significant figures in history. Research it yourself – almost any list will have Jesus as the most famous, significant and top person who ever lived.
Now, imagine yourself — sitting under an umbrella at the beach, or breathing in the great Colorado mountain air, or relaxing on your porch with lemonade in hand — reading the all-time bestseller.
Begin in Matthew, the most-read biography about Jesus. Then jump into the energetic book of Mark who uses action words and vivid accounts to walk (or run) you through the life of Jesus. Next, discover the personal side of Jesus from Luke the doctor who uses the most descriptive language through eyewitness accounts. Finally, learn more about Jesus from His beloved disciple, John, who desperately wants you to know and believe Jesus is not only the Messiah but your Savior.
Should you choose to read the biographies of Jesus this summer, you can expect to find mystery, intrigue, romance, and betrayal!
Reading the Psalms alongside the biographies of Jesus adds richness to your summer read. Through the songs, poems and prayers, your senses will come alive as you more fully see, hear, and feel the character of God that was so lived-out in Jesus.
I’m sure there are variety of choices on your summer book list. However, this reviewer recommends the all-time bestseller written by the Author of life, who simply wants to get to know you better.
Beginning June 5, you can read along with me each day through my 2023 Reading Plan. As you read, please share your discoveries, aha’s, and gratitude in the comments section of this blog post.
“For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” Psalm 108:4