Thursday, August 28, 2014

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #58

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Yesterday was a productive writing day.  I managed to churn out 1392 words of what is now Chapter Three. I started the chapter with a story of a local agent from the Young Men's Western Auxiliary Bible Society of Pittsburgh making a Bible distribution trip through the rural outskirts of Morgantown, Virginia in 1821. 


I  also began writing a section on the way the American Bible Society tried to instill a sense of national purpose in the leaders of its local auxiliary societies. Though working at the grass-roots level, these auxiliaries understood their work to be contributing to the creation of a Christian civilization.


I realize I have not written too much lately about what is happening on the publishing front.  We are in limbo at the moment, but I am optimistic that good things are on the horizon.  Stay tuned.