The largest printing project in the history of the Review and Herald Publishing Association will offer The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary to workers in economically challenged areas. Commissioned by the General Conference Ministerial Association, this publishing venture is producing the eight-volume hardbound gold-embossed set for US$52. A substantial subsidy by the Review makes possible this bottom-line price. Thousands of workers, unable to afford even $52, are praying for further subsidies anticipated through donations to come from lay member partnership in this project.
Many pastors and local church elders in developing countries have had little formal education and possess no Bible research tools. Acquisition of the commentary set would be a dream come true for these dedicated and productive workers.
Hopes were for 5,000 sets to be sold before publication, but three fourths of the total run of 20,000 sets have been pre-purchased. More than a half-million pounds of paper in 36 huge rolls are required for the project. The scheduled delivery date is May 1995.