The Bible, created by Bethel Temple pastor Steve Schwambach, was distributed to more than 30 churches.
...At 31 churches Sunday, members will receive a Signature Bible, the product of Bethel Temple Community Church pastor Stephen Schwambach.
summer sabbatical, Schwambach
wife Judy selected passages and wrote key thoughts and questions about them.
"We wanted to do something special," Schwambach
said.So the Schwambachs crafted sermon outlines, Sunday school handouts, PowerPoint presentations and sound clips.He
sold out the first 1,250-book run of the Signature Bible and its accompanying spiritual journey of "40 Days of Promise." He
tested the program starting in September at his
own church.After a few tweaks, he
tried to take it national.And he
The group of pastors had two days to decide if members wanted to buy copies of this go-round with Schwambach's
For the last two decades, Schwambach
has completed his
devotions by writing passages from the Bible out by hand.He
mimicked that notion in his
self-published Signature Bible.