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What are the goals?
Why these two goals?
What is needed to make this happen?
Why The Pocket Testament League?
This Book is Alive is an exciting vision that will encourage people to discover the living Word of God along with the power and life-changing impact it can have on their life. Then, having discovered this Living Water, encourage them to share that experience in a simple, powerful, and measurable way with others. The Book will come alive for them, changing their lives, their witness, their families, and their communities eternally.
Listen to an audio message from League president Mike Brickley:
One million sharing their faith We want to engage one million Christians in a personal commitment to read the Bible daily for 21 days. And after that, to commit to carry the Gospel of John with them everyday, ready to give away to someone. They will bring these to work, to school, keep them in the car, and take them wherever they are going. The goal is to always have a pass-along copy of Scripture with them. One million Christians who will Read, Carry, and Share pocket-sized Scripture, under the battle cry of "This Book is Alive!"
50 million receiving the gospel Our desire to have 50 million people presented with the Gospel of John over the next 4 years will spring from this effort.
The Pocket Testament League was created to challenge Christians to Read, Carry, and Share the Gospel with the world. For 115 years this has been our mission. This Book Is Alive is a four-year vision campaign that will focus attention and our activities as never before to this end.
The Word of God has been described as a seed (“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.” 1 Peter 1:23). Other references are Isaiah 55:10-11, and Luke 8:11.
With that imagery in mind we want to challenge and enlist a new army of seed caretakers that will value this precious seed in their own lives, look for places to plant this seed, water this seed, help to spread it everywhere, and participate in the harvest as this seed takes root and grows.
Caretakers will commit to read a portion of the Bible every day, so that the Word can be planted in their hearts. (Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”). They will commit to carrying the seed with them in their daily life. They will commit to share the seed as they travel the highways and the byways of their neighborhood, city, and wherever they go.
You are needed to help provide the water for this planting through: Resources and training are needed for individuals and for churches to be able to partner in this effort. A special sermon series and curriculum focused on “This Book is Alive!” is planned for churches and other Christian groups, colleges, schools, that encourages people to fall in love with the Living Word of God, and to engage with Scripture.
PTL will develop a series of This Book Is Alive special covers to help motivate and encourage our members to spread the Gospel around the world, by keeping the battle cry front and center.
PTL will provide opportunities and an online community to engage and connect with people as they grow; plant, and share, encouraging those who want to share those results with each other.
Make a difference for eternity by getting involved as a member or friend of the vision of This Book is Alive.