SOURCE: The Global Renaissance Society

September 14, 2005 10:00 ET

The Bible You Have Never Seen Before

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2005 -- Bronx teacher and award-winning designer Ruth Rimm will unveil the world's first computer illuminated Bible at Community Bible Church in Ossining, NY, on Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 pm. A Q&A session and delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts will follow. This multimedia presentation is free and open to the public.

Titled ".Christ: The Gospel of Matthew Beautifully Designed For the Internet Age," this 256-page, lavishly illustrated volume is the world's first Bible to use a stunning range of computer-generated effects. Jesus is shown preaching and performing miracles on JNN - the Jesus News Network - through painted web browsers, video feeds, pop-up windows, shopping carts, and a wide assortment of web icons.

Some of the book's 376 full-color images include "The Temptation," where Jesus tosses Satan into a computer trash icon; "Journey of the Magi," where the Magi search for Christ by "googling" him; and "The Passion," where readers witness the crucifixion through a "live" JNN video feed. Rimm calls this "the ancient art of illumination for the 21st century."

Rimm's provocative Bible series has been endorsed by leading Christian businesspeople, best-selling authors and Bible scholars such as Zig Ziglar, Paul J. Meyer, Charlie Jones, Gary Kinder, James Amos, Mark Sanborn, Dr. James Strange, and Naomi Rhode.

"Today's readers find stimulation in video games, television, movies and MTV and often have a hard time cracking open those dull black and white books," explains Rimm. "This new visual format is a way of inviting readers to open their Bibles and explore the Word of God, while retaining all the advantages of a printed book."

Dozens of pages from her Bible can be viewed online at

The multimedia unveiling is part of the Christianity & Culture series sponsored by Community Bible Church, 301 Chadeayne Road, Ossining, NY 10562. For more information, call Pat Cook or Martin Rimm at 914-737-4480. Directions are available at

Rimm's award-winning first book, "Goodbye Gutenberg," showed how reading comprehension skyrocketed among her Bronx high school students using colorfully designed versions of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Plato and Poe.

".Christ: The Gospel of Matthew Beautifully Designed For the Internet Age" is published by The Global Renaissance Society ( and distributed by Executive Books ( of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Contact Information

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    Pat Cook