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How did the Bible help your family during World War 1?

With the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war in 2014, Bible Society are looking for significant memories or stories featuring the role of the Bible in your family's history …

With the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war in 2014, Bible Society are looking for significant memories or stories featuring the role of the Bible in your family's history …

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. This will doubtless be a time of much reflection and remembrance nationally so Bible Society is hoping that the Bible will have a place in these considerations too.

Delving back over Bible Society¹s history, many records have been located listing how the ministry supported our soldiers on the front line.  Huge gratitude was shown for the gift of a Bible by
the sick and wounded soldiers, by refugees, those held as prisoners of war and for the troops marching to the front.

More than nine million Bibles were distributed through the war years ­– some pocket New Testaments, Gospels and Psalms.

Bearing these vast numbers in mind, Bible Society is convinced there must be thousands of stories of Biblical significance in existence. Within your own family and homes there may be stories or heirlooms that you can unveil – particularly from those who served in or lived during the First
World War.

Perhaps you have a copy of the New Testament & Psalms from these times which has been left to your family? Maybe you have an account of the Bible's words bringing comfort or peace to a soldier in the trenches, or to a family member waiting at home?

Bible Society would love to hear your stories about the Scriptures helped your family through World War 1. If you feel you are able please let us know by mailing contactus@biblesociety.org.uk

See more at www.biblesociety.org.uk/news/bibles-in-world-war-one-do-you-have-a-story-to-share/

Photos: Bible Society/Clare Kendall
 

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