The only authorized Christian publisher in China is celebrating a milestone on Saturday as the 50 millionth Bible rolls off the presses, according to a report in the Times of London.
Demand for the Bible is soaring in officially-atheist China, at a time when meteoric economic growth is testing the country‚Äôs allegiance to Communist doctrine, the Times of London reports. Now, the demand in China for Bibles is such that Amity Printing, a joint venture between Chinese Christian charity and the United Bible Societies, a Protestant organization, can barely keep pace.
Early next year it will move into a new, much larger factory on the edge of the eastern city of Nanjing to become the world‚Äôs single-biggest producer of Bibles.
‚ÄúThis platform has been built as a blessing to the nation. It will print Bibles for China for as long as it takes to do it,‚ÄĚ said New Zealander Peter Dean, of the United Bible ...