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Old May 15, '05, 12:06 pm
Aureole Aureole is offline
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Default Who Are The Gideons?

So today I managed to find a KJV of the Bible, and just decided to pick it up. It was distributed by a group called the Gideons, and I have to admit that I know nothing of them other than they seem Protestant. I have another book distributed by them as well, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. They really seem to promote reading of the Bible, so I'm curious to who they are and what they do.

Anyone have some knowledge of them? Also, is there any large difference in their version of the KJ than any other versions? I'm quite curious.

Last edited by Aureole; May 15, '05 at 12:10 pm. Reason: Thought I'd make the questions more 'scriptural'
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Old May 15, '05, 1:17 pm
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Default Re: Who Are The Gideons?

The Gideons are a type missionary Christians who distribute Bibles to prisons, hotels, schools, hostels and so on.

To read more go to http://www.gideons.org/
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Old May 15, '05, 2:48 pm
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The Gideons are a type missionary Christians who distribute Bibles to prisons, hotels, schools, hostels and so on.

To read more go to http://www.gideons.org/
Thanks, I read most of the stuff on their site. It seems like they try to do a lot of good. Distributing Bibles for free is quite commendable. I wonder if there are any Catholic groups similar to this?
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Old May 15, '05, 4:41 pm
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Thanks, I read most of the stuff on their site. It seems like they try to do a lot of good. Distributing Bibles for free is quite commendable. I wonder if there are any Catholic groups similar to this?
There is or was a group of Catholic businessmen called the Christophers, who have a similar mission. I used to see things left by them in motel and hotel rooms, waiting rooms, etc., back in the days when I was working for a living. I don't know if they're still active, though. Dale.
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Old May 15, '05, 10:22 pm
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Thanks, I read most of the stuff on their site. It seems like they try to do a lot of good. Distributing Bibles for free is quite commendable. I wonder if there are any Catholic groups similar to this?
http://www.christophers.org/homepage.html
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Old May 16, '05, 1:40 pm
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Thanks all, I'm checking it out right now.
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