By Marisol Bo-oc | 09:45 PM January 03, 2021

Bible sales are up worldwide this year as people around the world continue to grapple with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic. reported that Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian books and educational materials, said there was a significant increase in Bible sales from April through June,

Carol Pipes, Lifeway’s director of corporate communications told CBN News that Bible sales have “remained strong since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the US.”

The company’s Chief Executive Officer Ben Mandrell explained that scripture has a way of bringing hope and healing to many during times of hardship.

“We believe this is no accident, as people often go to the Bible as a source of hope in times of crisis and uncertainty,” Mandrell said.

“People draw hope from scripture because in it they see a God who is with us during our suffering. The Bible, as God’s words to us, is a reminder that He doesn’t leave us to walk through difficult times alone,” he added.

Since 1891, Lifeway has offered a comprehensive selection of Bibles, books, Scripture reference tools, Bible studies, children’s products, Christian music and movies, gifts, and church supplies.

Covid-19 has infected more than 80.4 million people since the end of 2019 and killed more than 1.75 million as of December 27, 2020.

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