7 Million Booklets, and Counting
July 14, 2010
UCG Prints 7 Millionth Booklet
Last week the United Church of God passed another major milestone when we printed our 7 millionth English-language booklet! We reprinted the booklets The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy, The Middle East in Bible Prophecy, You Can Understand Bible Prophecy, Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?, What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? and What Is Your Destiny?—and in the process passed the 7 million mark.
To put this number in perspective, if all 7 million booklets (at our current size) were laid end to end, they would stretch more than 900 miles—the approximate distance from Los Angeles to Seattle or from Cincinnati to Miami, Denver or Austin, Texas. If put into a single stack, it would reach almost 45 miles high. It would weigh more than 500 tons—500 tons of truth!
Our most-printed booklet at the moment is The Book of Revelation Unveiled, with 361,000 copies, followed closely by What Happens After Death? (355,000 copies), What Is Your Destiny? and The Middle East in Bible Prophecy (350,000 each), and Jesus Christ: The Real Story, Are We Living in the Time of the End? and The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy (320,000 each). Rounding out the top 10 are You Can Understand Bible Prophecy (310,000), Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe? (300,000) and Marriage and Family: The Missing Dimension (280,000).
In most years we have printed or reprinted 500,000 to 700,000 booklets in response to reader requests. This averages about 50,000 booklet requests per month (not counting Internet downloads).
While the Internet, TV, The Good News and other forms of media are good at introducing people to God’s truth, booklets play a major role in helping people gain a deeper understanding of what the Bible teaches about various subjects. Thus our booklets play a crucial role in bringing people to greater understanding of the Bible and God’s plan and purpose for them.
We deeply appreciate the generosity and faithfulness of our members, coworkers and donors who make it possible to share God’s wonderful truths in this way!
Scott Ashley—Booklets managing editor