Philippine Bible Society

Handwritten Unity Bible

What is Handwritten Unity Bible?

  • A historic first-of-its-kind, ecumenical and multi-sectoral undertaking, that will bring together Filipinos nationwide to celebrate God’s Word as a concrete expression of Christian unity.
  • A response to the dream and prayer of the Lord Jesus in John 17:21
  • Aims to raise at least Php30 million for the May They Be One Bible campaign
  • Featuring a total of 35, 489 verses from 78 books of the Bible, including Deuterocanonical books.

Why Write a Bible by Hand?

  • To create Bible awareness and foster love for God’s Word among various sectors in the country.
  • Help raise funds for the May They Be One Bible campaign
  • A response to the XII Synod of Bishops in October 2008 and the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI.
  • Unite Filipinos in a bayanihan effort toward national transformation through God’s Word.

Who Can Participate?

  • Filipino citizens; Bible-believers from different denominations, locations and sectoral affiliations.
  • Those able to register in designated/participating Writing Centers all over the country. Registration forms are available at the ECBA and PBS offices and may be downloaded from the PBS/ECBA websites.

The Handwritten Bible

  • The Bible will have a two-column, two-language page format: English on the left column and the writer’s heart language on the right. Passages to be “handwritten” will be exclusively be from the PBS’ Magandang Balita Biblia Series or authorized versions published by the Summer Institute of Linguistics and the Translators Association of the Philippines.
  • Ruled paper bearing the PBS and MTBO logos will be used in writing. A special pen will also be provided for writing.

If you would like to be part of the Handwritten Unity Bible, kindly fill up this form and our HUB Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible. 

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society