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UCG Prints 9 Millionth Booklet

January 31, 2014

tools for spiritual growthThis week the United Church of God passed another major milestone when we printed our 9 millionth English-language booklet!

With a second printing of the new booklet Tools for Spiritual Growth (reprinted much earlier than usual due to very high demand), we passed the 9 million mark.

To put this number in perspective, if all 9 million booklets (at our current size) were laid end to end, they would stretch almost 1,200 miles—the approximate distance from Cincinnati to Denver, Miami or San Antonio.

If put into a single stack, it would reach almost 60 miles high and weigh about 675 tons!

Our most-printed booklet at the moment is The Book of Revelation Unveiled (461,000 copies). The remainder of the top 10 booklets published are Are We Living in the Time of the End? (420,000 copies), You Can Understand Bible Prophecy (410,000 copies), What Happens After Death? and What Is Your Destiny? (405,000 each), The Middle East in Bible Prophecy (400,000 copies), Jesus Christ: The Real Story and The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy (370,000 each), The Ten Commandments (360,000 copies) and Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe? (350,000).

In most years we have printed or reprinted 500,000 to 700,000 booklets in response to reader requests. This averages about 42,000 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

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11 Comments »

  1. Well done, Scott, and the dedicated UCG staff. God’s Work marches on. With such an abundance of spiritual resources available, we are grateful for the diligent editorial and graphic abilities working in the Body of Christ. We pray daily for you all.

    Comment by Michael Miles | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  2. might be good to tell our readers this sort of news, like a half page “News of the Work,” section of the Good News. This certainly is good news, well done and for what it’s worth as someone who has read most of what we produce, I think our booklets, articles and magazines are of a very high standard in production, research, doctrinal accuracy. Certainly the most helpful and interesting I have read. Well done to the people involved.

    Comment by pablos spenatachi | January 31, 2014 | Reply

    • oops, that is my silly made up name, not sure how to change it. I am Paul Spenser.

      Comment by paul | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  3. sorry my posted got deleted. Just want to say well done and that it might even be good to share these kind of milestones and details with our readers. A “News of the work” section in the GN. Well done to our writers and those who produce our well researched, doctrinally accurate and well produced lit. Good job.

    Comment by paul | January 31, 2014 | Reply

    • i deleted it, sorry having tecnical differculties.

      Comment by paul | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  4. WOW! The equivalent of TWENTY fully loaded 40 foot semi trucks full of booklets! Excellent job!
    Your Friend,
    Bill Lussenheide

    Comment by William Lussenheide | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  5. I have been attending UCG, Ocala,Fl for about 7 straight weeks( Previous to that,I have attended the COGWA, LCG and CBCG and have been CLEARLY led back to the UCG. I have asked a lot , a whole lot of questions, and ordered and read many booklets- THEY DO HELP ONE SEEKING.
    I will send a small donation for the booklets to continue to go forward.
    I was an SDA for a few decades and they have a big outreach,BUT I HAVE LEARNED more thru BT and the booklets and listening to Rick Shabi, Mr. Veller and the others.
    ALL the members are VERY friendly and I have learned much clearer truths since leaving SDA’ism and especially after attending the UCG- The truths are WAY more CLEARER and are right on with the bible.
    Thanks, George Hill

    Comment by George Hill | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  6. If 9 million are printed in English, it appears it’s in the hands of English speaking people largely in U.S. with limited number in Britain and few other countries. Massive publication, yet, both the membership most importantly non-existant baptized members are not in the Church. Are we throwing the seed all over just to fulfill ‘spreading the Word.” We have to reap the value of our investment as Christ mandated. Otherwise we are not being wise of His resources. Where is the beef so to speak!!!!

    Comment by Michael | January 31, 2014 | Reply

  7. George Hill & Others, Thank you! Thank you! I think that I can speak on behalf of many long-timers that hearing your comments & experience is so refreshing! It is a portion of our life mission to be a part of a growing family in Christ with He & The Father leading. Your comments are instrumental in cheering us on as we cheer you on. You’ll find that we’re not perfect, but we know our job is to continue to grow both personally and collectively before our Saviour. We’re committed to be what Christ wants us to be, but sometimes we let ourself get in His way—-only to be reminded to get up, and move forward in His grace. Welcome! You are in good hands with our friend, Mr. Shabi, and thank you for your comment. CK Lockhart, Indiana.

    Comment by Ms. N. Cognito, Indiana | January 31, 2014 | Reply

    • ` Ms. COGNITO, thanks- I appreciate your words.
      This past Sabbath Mr. Veller of Tampa preached again- IT WAS EXCELLENT and made me learn and know way more about fasting and it’s real way to be done.
      Each sermon I hear I say, they can’t get any better BUT they are all great.
      We are having Mr. Shabi this week, and a little pot luck ,and then a bible study.
      Man, I can’t wait.
      Again, thanks for your words.

      George Hill

      Comment by George Hill | February 4, 2014 | Reply

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