MBS Collection Now Online

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

copy 15The Maryland Bible Society is pleased to announce, in partnership with Stevenson University, the historically significant MBS Collection is now open and Online, available to historians, scholars, researchers, students and the general public for review and study. Enabled by PastPerfect Museum Software, the Maryland Bible Society is only 1 of 5 institutions in Maryland making their collections available online.

This collection consists of 741 bibles, books, artifacts, films, papers and organizational records dating from the 1600s forward. The Society founded in 1810 has a rare pedigree of serving well the world in which it operates. We stand on the shoulders of leaders such as James McHenry, designer/builder of Ft. McHenry; Dr. Daniel Coit Gilman, first president of Johns Hopkins University; Dr. John Goucher, founder of Goucher College; and many more. As the repository for all of the existent records of the Washington City Bible Society, our collection’s history is expanded to include mention of national leaders such as Congressman Davy Crockett and John Quincy Adams.

The Collection is housed in the Stevenson University Library archives at 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 11153. Please call Dr. Glenn Johnston (443.334.2196) if you would like to see or receive any additional information about the Collection.



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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.

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