The Church will be revising the styles of scriptures that they print. There have not announced what they are going to do. Apparently, they are going to reduce the number of different kinds that they offer. A few years back, on a tour of the Distribution Center offered to LDS booksellers, we learned that the top grade scriptures could only be produced at one place in the world - Manchester England. Thus, they were building a facility to print them in SLC. However, rumor has it that they will drop the top of the line set, but that is only a rumor.
What we do know is that it is very hard to get scriptures from the Distribution Center; we pretty much sell out immediately after receiving a shipment, and we can never predict when we might get more in. What appears to be happening is that they are waiting for their inventory of existing scriptures to be reduced prior to offering the new ones. Thus, those colors and styles which are the least popular are the most available. Of course, the contents remain pretty much the same, and the color of you scriptures or the quality of the binding will probably have little impact on your entry in the celestial kingdom. (This is not official church doctrine of course. I'm only making a wild guess here. It could be that anyone with turquoise scriptures will be limited to the terrestrial kingdom, and those with brown scriptures - well - you really don't want to know. :-) Jon Marc A. Schindler wrote: There's an interesting rumour floating around. Apparently the more expensive versions of the scriptures (like the leather bound ones) are marked as "discontinued" now (this from the owner of an LDS bookstore), although they're still available for individual sale at the Church Distribution Centre online. This couple who owns the bookstore says they were told there's going to be some kind of revision within a year or two. That's all I know. I have no idea if a) the rumour is correct; and if so, b) what kind of "revision" they have in mind. But just in case it's true, you heard it here first ;-) ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================