6431-905-The Parchment Project

WHAT IS THE PARCHMENT PROJECT?
The Parchment Project (TPP) introduced its unique 2-page layout to WorldVenture in 2014. The panoramic view of the text enhances personal engagement with the Scriptures. As a result, reading entire letters on 2 facing pages becomes inviting, rather than overwhelming. The ten longer books of the New Testament benefit from the same layout. Consequently, readers work through these lengthy books in bite-size pieces because their major sections fit on 2-pages or less. In the blink of an eye, readers analyze parts and synthesize the whole with greater agility.
• TPP’s New Testament Study Bible features:
• 17 Epistles displayed entirely on 2 facing pages or less
• 10 Long books laid out by literary sections of 2 pages or less
• 27 book charts show the purpose and structure of each New Testament work.
• A study guide helps people develop inductive reading skills.
• A website companion in English and French: www.parchmentproject.com
WHO USES THE PARCHMENT PROJECT?
Anyone who wants to read the Scriptures.
• Preachers and teachers enjoy studying and expounding on the context and tracing themes
• Students learn to value the entire letters and sections and memorize structure and verses.
• New Christians see 17 “books” in the New Testament on 2 facing pages and realize authors wrote them as personal letters
WHAT ELSE MAKES THIS PROJECT SPECIAL?
The simple process involved in producing TPP can be reproduced for other languages. We want to share this knowledge with other ministries worldwide because its format appeals to these populations:
• Latino
• Asian
• African
• Arabic
They rely on story telling in their cultures. TPP values the big-picture. It keeps stories in full view. This facilitates reading from start to finish, retaining the structure and relaying the stories to others.
Therefore, the special project aims to expand TPP by adding versions of the Bible. The money raised lets us come along side ministries and pay forward the first edition of TPP with them. Ideally, the copies sold via that ministry reduce the cost of their subsequent edition.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our experience with the first three versions tells us a NT TPP costs between $5,000 and $8,000 to produce 500 hardback copies.
In addition to more versions for TPP-NT, work is underway for TPP’s Old Testament edition in French.

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