Contemporary Christian recording artist Kirk Franklin is rewarding fans who send him text messages while on tour this summer. Franklin will text back with daily Bible verses as part of the American Bible Society’s The Bible is My Guide Project. Franklin will also encourage concert attendees to either continue or become regular Bible readers. “I’ve found the process of reading the Bible and writing a song is life-changing, and I’m always eager to share the inspiration behind my music,” Franklin said. The Bible is My Guide Project was also adopted my New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera in 2007. It also touts use by Spanish language recording artists Rojo and Juan Luis Guerra. Former Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams is also part of the project. Franklin is a seven-time Grammy winner at hosts BET’s Sunday Best on the Black Entertainment Television cable network. Links: The Bible is My Guide: http://guide.americanbible.org/people/kfranklin.html American Bible Society: http://www.americanbible.org/ BET’s Sunday Best: http://www.bet.com/OnTV/BETShows/sundaybest2/default.htm
Published June 5th, 2009 by Peter Elliott
Kirk Franklin texting Bible verses to fans
Peter Elliott is a veteran news and sports journalist. He enjoys interviewing others about how God works in their lives and sharing that with readers. He is also a lifelong, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and three sons.
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