Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mega, micro Bible draw crowd at expo

The heaviest printed Bible in the country, weighing 7 kg, was displayed amidst 800 varieties of the holy book in every size, shape, material and colour conceivable.

On display at the 5th edition of Chennai International Christian Book Fair, the heavyweight — holy book — had a viewership unmatched excepting its direct competitor, the 10-gm Bible. Barely legible, due to the absence of a suitable magnifier, the micro-Bible certainly caused a few strained eyes, as the exhibition was declared open on Monday.

Exhibited to attract audiences to the fair, the record-holding Bibles were not all about size. “This Bible can be washed in any detergent. Cent per cent waterproof!,” explained an usher, proudly, of the green-jacketed ‘Water-proof Bible’. Rumour had it, that the model had been devised for usage at sea, where in the event of any calamity, the Holy Word would not sink, even if the vessel did.

Full report here New Indian Express

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