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We are thankful to our friend Brian Snider of Huntsville, AL for his excellent work on the graphical editions of these reports.
IN March and April 2003 and again in April 2005, I was in England and Europe taking photographs and doing research pertaining to the history of the Bible. In 2003 I was accompanied by Pastor David Brown of First Baptist Church, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, who has great enthusiasm for research into the history of the Bible and has built a large library in that regard. We were also accompanied by Brian Snider, a friend and co-worker in the ministry who has produced all of our multi-media video presentations. In 2005 I visited sites in England by myself (a day at Oxford and a day at Cambridge, two days visiting historic sites in London, and two days at the British Library) and was accompanied by Brian Snider (and his brother Jeff) for the visit to Rome.
The history of the Bible reads like a novel. I have researched this fascinating topic for decades. My first book on the subject was For Love of the Bible (1995), which traced the history of the defense of the King James Bible from 1800 to present. The second was Rome and the Bible (1996), which follows the Bible through the centuries from the time of the apostles and documents the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to keep the Bible out of the hands of the common people. The book A History of the Churches from a Baptist Perspective (2002) dealt with the history of the Waldensian Bible, as well as the German, French, Spanish, and English Bibles. Currently I am completing three new books in the Bible text-version issue, and one, Faith vs. the Scholars, contains a much expanded history of the English Bible.
This report is divided into Four Parts: England, Europe, Northern Italy (the Waldenses), and Rome.