The Good Book Shop’s innovative celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible gets underway on Tuesday January 4.
The venture will be launched at 4pm on that day by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Rev Alan Harper, OBE.
The Good Book Shop is located at Church of Ireland House on Belfast’s Donegall Street. At 4pm on each weekday of business over the course of next year, a passage from the King James Bible will be read aloud in the shop so that the entire bible will be read in a year.
A wide range of readers will join in the unique venture.
Manager of the Good Book Shop, Richard Ryan, said that as well as selling the word of God in the shop, he thought it should also be read there.
“It’s a massive undertaking, but we have already received a lot of support for it. I’m hoping as many people as possible will take part in this unique event – the biggest that has ever taken place in the bookshop. It’s open to everyone – clergy, lay readers, youth workers, Sunday School groups, and, of course, our own customers. The more readers we can get the better.”
There are still some slots for reading available. If anyone is interested in becoming a reader, please e-mail Richard Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 028 9024 4825.