Sending Bibles to China sounds like a great idea. But, actually, it really doesn’t need them, said Rev. Xiaoling Zhu, area executive for East Asia and the Pacific Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ. Zhu is helping to organize the second Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Church in China, which will tour the United States in the fall. He says, China is, in fact, an exporter of Bibles, having printed more than 85 million copies of the sacred text.
Zhu joined former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta on May 18 to help promote the China Bible Ministry Exhibition, which will visit Washington D.C., Chicago, Ill., Dallas, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C. from Sept. 28 to Nov. 10. President Carter cut the ribbon to open the first China Bible Exhibition when it was in Atlanta in 2006. The exhibit consists of hundreds of artifacts and tells the story of the evolution of the Bible in China, a country where today there are at least 23 million Christians. To read a story about the upcoming exhibition, go to: