Praise: Honoring God for his word in Salt Lake City — National Bible City 2013

Published: Saturday, Nov. 23 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

“We just want to encourage people to read the Bible,” Glickstein said. “There is so much there for them: hope, encouragement, counsel, love. The more you’re in there, the more you understand that this whole thing is about love — God’s love for his children and their love for him.”

“It’s a love story,” Downey agreed, adding that one of the driving forces behind “The Bible” miniseries was the desire she and Burnett both felt “to tell this story as a love story.”

“It’s a book that changes lives,” she said. “It has changed my life, and it continues to change it.”

“I love the Bible,” the Rev. Johnson said. “To me, as a Christian, it is the text of all texts.”

For Glickstein, the business man leading an organization of business professionals, there is a bottom line.

“The principles of the Bible work,” he said. “They simply work. Aside from the religious overtones, this stuff works. It really does.”

The Concert of Praise is scheduled at Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The public Bible reading at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda is scheduled at Monday, Nov. 25, at noon.

Both events are free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Email: jwalker@deseretnews.com

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