Philippine Bible Society

PBS Bookstores… Sporting New Facelift?

When you’re trying to find a perfect book that would satisfy a reader’s itch, then you might find yourself more than just being inside a plain bookstore!  Why so?  If your feet happen to bring you to one of the Bible Houses in Manila, then brace yourselves to what their in-house conceptualizers have sported lately.
Well, if a face usually needs a make-up and not necessarily a facelift, here in the Bible Houses… their staff made up their creative minds to give their bookstores a little of that (ahem)… facelift.
Asked what’s with the monthly thematic designs?  Sharon, who manages the bookstore, quips; “Customers have their feel of the world around them, if you set a mood in their consciousness, they get the feel of the environment.”  And who says a Bible bookstore should be… (yawns) ‘boriiiiing’?  Hmmm, we say with optimism that the Greatest Book of All deserves the most exciting bookstores!
But wait there’s more…  Where in the world can you find an Interactive Bible House?  No, not the interactive thingy that you are thinking, not gadgets nor push-buttons, but actual human interaction coming into play.  Just take this treat for example:
Nowadays, they celebrate the 31 Days of March attributing it to the ‘Month of Graduation’.  Some ‘politely cheerful’ or ‘cheerfully polite’ or what-have-you… a friendly staff would just escort you to a slick bench with a snappy background, and hand you a writing board which says; “When I grow up…”  fill out the blanks, say cheese, click, post, then ‘voila’- get dozens of ‘likes’.  Now that’s interactive in its full sense, ‘talk about ‘facelift’ in the bookstore and shares in your ‘facebook’ (weeeeeh).
And what a wonder and a sight-to-see last February!  The Valen-Time and Feb-Ibig month where the Bible Houses were embellished with a touch of class… coming from the hearts with style 🙂  Kudos! to the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) in prepping up for us a bookstore with a new face for the next gen.  Bookstores with youthful touch, so they say; for the young once and the young ones!
We wonder what’s the sight to see this April?  That sure is a ‘must-see’ Bible House…
For your Bible needs, and novelty stuff, or informative books plus inspiring bookstores…
Visit our UN BibleHouse, 890 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, 1000 Manila, Philippines, Tel. nos. (02) 526 7777 and 5215792  or Sta. Mesa BibleHouse, 3961 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Sta. Mesa, 1016 Manila, Philippines, Tel. no. (02) 714 2424.

Vincent Balbag

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