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Chicago Bible Society TV Special to Air September 9 on Total Living Network, Chicago

Chicago Bible SocietyThe Chicago Bible Society (CBS), which is as old as the city itself, will air for the first time ever a TV special about its unique ministry to the Windy City and, through new media, the world.

The 30-minute special, "Taking the Word to Chicago and the World" will be broadcast on the Total Living Network Cable Channel in Chicago on Monday, September 9, at 8 p.m. CST. It will tell the story of CBS’s ministry to the city from 1840 to the present and include testimonies from Chicagoans who treasured the Word of God, especially after the Chicago Fire when over 300,000 Bibles were distributed.

Highlights include CBS’s powerful work of distributing the Bible to the thousands of early Chicago Citizenry, many of whom were poor and sick. CBS also distributed thousands of Bibles during the Civil War to both the Union Troops and Confederate Soldiers interned at Camp Douglas in Illinois.

“From the very beginnings of ministry … God had placed a burden on the hearts of Bible Society workers to distribute the Word of God to those who needed it most,” notes the special’s narrator. “Even as today, Bible workers distributed the Word of God to those living in hotels, the jails, the poor houses, and hospitals.”

Today, in addition to distributing the Bible, CBS ministers to the incarcerated through Bible Study and discipleship programs; to inner city children through the “By The Hand Club for Kids” urban literacy project; and to people around the world through free online Bible apps, online Bible Study, Facebook, and its blog.

A preview of the upcoming special is available on the CBS website, www.chicagobiblesociety.net.

Published: August 15, 2013

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