Here's something interesting I came across.
The publishing house of Zondervan launched a campaign last week creating a unique edition of the NIV (New International Version) Bible, which will include its 31,173 verses, each handwritten by a different person.
A big blue RV with the logo "BibleAcrossAmerica.com" splashed on its side and "Inspiration at every turn" on its back took off on a five-month journey bringing "writing stations" to 90 stops in 44 states at churches, landmarks and popular settings such as NASCAR races.
Here's how it will work: (source)
Two young married couples will be living in the RV, driving it cross-country and setting up each stop. They'll give out 500 index cards a day, each with a verse from the NIV printed on the front, to 500 people to copy twice onto special paper.
Someone standing in line might draw their favorite verse, or the longest (Esther 8:9, with 72 words) or the shortest (John 11:35, "Jesus wept.")
A photo facsimile of all the verses will be compiled and published in time for Christmas 2009; the index will list each participant's name and the number of the verse he or she copied.
They have asked President Bush and Vice President Cheney to write out a verse, as well as Presidential hopefuls Obama and McCain. Billy Graham has also been invited. You can get more information on this campaign along with a map and timeline of destinations at www.bibleacrossamerica.com. They also post frequent updates through Twitter.
I think it would be cool to contribute to such an effort but I'm not sure I'd enjoy reading from such a Bible. That's just my initial thought. What do you think?