Bible Legacy Exhibit and Public Worship Service
to Open Christian Convention
Free public Bible exhibit to be a part of the International Christian Retail Show
to be held at the World Congress Center July 10-13
A public Christian worship service and a free Bible legacy exhibit will help launch the International Christian Retail Show at Atlanta’s World Congress Center July 10-13.
The 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday evening Worship Him service will feature Randy Frazee, who will speak from his latest work with pastor and author Max Lucado, The Story¾an overarching multimedia epic of God’s story through time that’s still relevant today. Nicole C. Mullen will sing new songs from her upcoming worship album, Captivated, a homage to Jesus Christ’s majesty. Atlanta’s North Point Live will also lead worship songs during the service.
The Duggar family, stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting featuring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, will perform introductory music at the open-to-the-public Sunday, July 10 Worship Him service.
The Celebrate the Word Bible Legacy Exhibit offers a glimpse through history of rare Bibles, biblical artifacts, sermon notes from heroes of the faith, historical items related to Christian martyrs, and more that laid the foundation for the creation and distribution of the Christian Bible. The free exhibit to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible translation is open to the public Sunday through Wednesday, July 10-13, in the Georgia World Congress Center’s lobby between Halls A and B. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Weekday hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Accompanying an array of Bibles dating back to the Medieval Manuscript of Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, circa 1240 A.D, will be feature pieces related to such notables as John and Charles Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Thomas Coke, Francis Asbury, George Whitefield, D.L. Moody, Ira Sankey, William Booth, Helen Keller, Cotton Mather, Papal Bull, Billy Sunday, Homer Rodeheaver, William Wilberforce, and Martin Luther.
A sword that once belonged to the martyr John Paton and a manuscript journal—one of only two known to exist today—of first Methodist martyr William Seward also will be displayed. The exhibit will feature biblical items and texts from ancient Rome to the Reformation, early America, and the U.S. Civil War (including the first New Testament printed in Georgia), as well as modern contemporary Bibles.
Among biblical texts will be the Textus Receptus, Wycliffe, Luther’s German Bible, Tyndale’s New Testament, Matthew’s Bible, the Great Bible, the Bishops’ Bible, 1560 Geneva Bible (first edition), the 1609-10 Douay Bible (first Catholic Bible printed in English), 1611 King James Great He Bible (folio), 1613 King James (First Quarto Edition), 1629 King James Version (First Cambridge Edition), 1762 (First Cambridge with Paris’s notes), and a facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.
The exhibit also will include a display of the New International Version (NIV) Study Bible and its various releases since 1985. Additionally,handwritten portions of the original The Living Bible will be on display. Dr. Ken Taylor created the paraphrased Scripture so his 10 children could more easily understand God’s Word in family devotional times.
Hendrickson Publishers, Rare Bibles and More, Tyndale House Publishers, and Zondervan are exhibit sponsors. For details, visit http://www.christianretailshow.com/attendees/schedule.asp.