Michigan publisher's next Bible to be handwritten

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -September 30, 2008

Zondervan Corp. is starting a 90-city, 15,000-mile cross-country tour to mark the 30th anniversary of its new translation of the book.

The tour will stop at special events, churches, landmarks and other places to allow people to write out Bible verses. The collection of handwritten verses will be published and sold after the tour ends in San Diego on Feb. 12.

Most will come from regular people, but the publisher also hopes to get verses from President Bush, the Rev. Billy Graham and other luminaries.

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