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A Public Book

Why the Bible is more than a religious text - it’s a book that gives meaning and unites people.

Why the Bible is more than a religious text - it’s a book that gives meaning and unites people.

Why the Bible is more than a religious text – it’s a book that gives meaning and unites people.

“The Bible can be a place of unity between Christians and Muslims, Christians of different hues, Christians and non-Christians … it’s a public book around which we can unite.”

In the face of scepticism and ignorance in the West, and religious conflict elsewhere in the world, the Bible remains the best-selling non-fiction book in the world. According to The Economist, more than 100 million Bibles are sold or given away every year. 

In this episode, Chief Executive of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Paul Williams, explores the enduring impact of the Bible on Western society and culture, and explains renewed interest in the Bible in a “post-secular” Britain. Also, Paul tells how he returned to his Christian faith after his atheistic beliefs were challenged by the trials of life. 

“Things did go wrong for me in ways that really provoked me as to whether the beliefs that I was holding to were adequate for when life became difficult.”

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