Bible publishers reported a dramatic increase in sales as more people turn to the Bible for comfort amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Premier Christian News.
Tomás Kenny of Ireland-based bookshop, Kennys, revealed that, “We have seen a big increase in religious and spirituality titles, particularly the Bible.” He added that the company’s sales figures were “totally different to normal.”
People draw hope from Scripture because in it they see a God who is with us during our suffering. —Ben Mandrell, LifeWay Christian Resources CEO
LifeWay Christian Resources in Tennessee, reports a 62% increase in sales compared to the same period last year. Ben Mandrell, LifeWay’s CEO, is not surprised at the spike in numbers. “We believe this is no accident, as people often go to the Bible as a source of hope in times of crisis and uncertainty,” he said. “People draw hope from Scripture because in it they see a God who is with us during our suffering.”