The Bible: A Bestseller in Russia

According to the official Soviet Encyclopedia, Moses was a myth and the Bible is simply a collection of unedifying tall stories. Nonetheless, God's word has all of a sudden become a bestseller in Russia. Last month, Moscow's Publishing House for Political Literature brought out a new book called Biblical Stories containing Lamblike retellings of Old Testament passages, illustrations in color drawn from classical Western art, and sardonic commentaries by two atheist editors. Within a few hours, the entire first edition of 100,000 copies was completely sold out.

The express purpose of Biblical...

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