|Soldiers Bible Ministry (SBM), a division of 501(c)(3) Heart of God International Ministries Inc., announced today its plans for a special Heritage Edition Soldiers Pocket Bible.
“Our goal is to provide complete pocket Bibles for any allied soldiers, sailors, Marines and/or Air Force personnel around the world, especially those in harm’s way,” said John Hoben, volunteer executive director of SBM. “We provide Bibles to those who request them in their native language, along with Bible study materials from solid sources that resonate well with military personnel,” Hoben added.
Plans for this edition include a camouflage cover titled, “The Word.” Also included are the official preambles for all 50 states, highlighting the use of “Almighty God” or similar titles. This new publication will also include the facsimile reprints of the original Soldiers Pocket Bible, which will be presented either in the front material or in pamphlet form to be inserted into each copy, reminding the reader of the precious heritage of the Word of God in the military throughout history.
Initial release will include a 1611 King James Version and/or the Geneva 1599 version. A modern English translation such as the International Standard Version (ISV) is also being considered for subsequent release.