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Christian group ups Bible giveaway for Kanye fans after massive demand

by Tola Mbakwe

The charity announced on 30th October that it was giving away 1,000 free Bibles as Kanye West's first Christian album Jesus is King released the week prior sparked many of Google searches about Christianity.

The American Bible Society has now said it has received 6,000 requests for the free Bibles, so it has now multiplied its giveaway offer and will continue to accept requests until 22nd November.

John Farquhar Plake, director of ministry intelligence at the American Bible Society, said in a statement to the Christian Post: "We couldn't be more thrilled at this unexpected demand.

"When we saw Google searches for Kanye, Jesus, and Bible spike, we saw an opportunity - but we never could have dreamed that we'd get such an overwhelming response.

"Our hope is that these Bibles will allow Kanye fans to get to know the extraordinary person of Jesus, who inspires not just musicians, but millions of believers around the world."

The program called "Bibles for Kanye Fans" is giving away copies of the Good News Translation for those who apply on American Bible Society's website.

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