Donald Jackson has decided to produce a Bible the old fashioned way, using calfskin vellum and quills. Jackson is about half way through a project of handwriting and illustrating the Bible. The prospects have raised worldwide interest. There will be a BBC documentary and hundreds of people and groups have donated money to the cause. It is an eight year process that will cost around four million dollars. Different parts of the Bible will go on tour. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2008. We surely applaud Jackson for his devoted commitment to this cause. We also hope that people will see that the Bible is not just an object of art, but is something to be read, obeyed and applied.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.