Welcome to the Inspiration Bible – a heartfelt project uniting 365 people in one book to uplift and inspire humanity!

Inspiration Bible: The Unseen Force Transforming Lives Worldwide is a powerful book devoted to uplifting humanity, one day at a time, from teenagers who are struggling to find themselves to adults with challenges to the elderly who are giving up on life. The Inspiration Bible is a much-needed beacon of love and wisdom to bring people through their darkest moments and raise them up to live the life they dream of.

Termed as “The Book That Keeps on Giving,” the Inspiration Bible has a unique philanthropic aspect to it:

For every copy of the book purchased, a second copy is given away for FREE to someone needing inspiration.

This means the power is DOUBLED whenever someone buys the book, giving the gift of inspiration to thousands of people around the world – so that one more life is influenced, one more life is changed and one more dream is awakened.

Brought to life by Emily Gowor, the Inspiration Bible is compiled of one-page entries from 365 people from over 15 countries, each sharing a message that will inspire the reader. From life wisdom to stories of overcoming extreme adversity, this book is one people can call on every day of the year for the inspiration they need to live a magnificent life.

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The Journey Behind The Project

The early planning phases of the Inspiration Bible began in mid-2013 shortly after the idea for the project was formed. The book was originally planned as 150 people contributing two pages each, but after the first phase of planning, the vision morphed into 300 page people writing a page each. It was during the early enrolment stages of the project where a Contributor suggested that I turn the book into 365 submissions: providing one page of inspiration for every day of the year.

Contributors began signing up to be part of the book in mid-January 2014, beginning a near-three month long journey to fill all 365 places in the book. People lined up from around the world to be part of the project as they heard about it through friends, family and associates. The book now has Contributors located in 15 countries around the world, making this book a truly global one.

The production phase of the Inspiration Bible kicked off in the first weekend of May 2014, as Emily reviewed all the submissions for and to the book. The entire production of the book – including the collection and review of stories, photos and Contributor details as well as the full publishing – spanned approximately six months.

Timeline of key moments

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June 2013:
The idea was formed

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August 2013:
Early planning phases

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January 2014:
First contributors were enrolled

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May 2014:
All pages in the book are full

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October 2014:
The first copy goes to print

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November 2014:
The book is released to the world

Facts About the Inspiration Bible

  • There are 237 females in the book
  • There are 128 males in the book
  • Our youngest contributor is 3 years old
  • Our oldest contributor is 75 years old
  • There are 17 contributors under the age of 18
  • The average age of the contributors is 41.5 years old
  • Contributors are located in over 15 countries – including Australia, Canada, United States, the UK, South Africa, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, India, Singapore and China.
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The Team Behind The Project

The success of the Inspiration Bible has been largely due to the team behind it. I would love to acknowledge the following people and groups for their extraordinary contribution and effort to making the book and project possible!
Jamie Stenhouse – Marketing, Website Development & Project Planning

Rhi Butler – Project Management & Customer Service

Jason Best – Systems Planning

Nkandu Beltz – Event Planning for the Gala

Prabhul Sankar – Design of Contributor Flyers

Juraj Benak – Graphic Design for Cover File

Rae Antony – Project Support

Gowor International Publishing team – Publishing & Production

I would also love to extend my gratitude to the 365 individual Contributors to the book who stepped forwards to bear their hearts, minds and souls with the readers of the book. Without them, this book would not have been possible.

Why Is Every Second Book Being Given Away?

One of the components that I love the most about the Inspiration Bible is that it strongly engages people-power.

It demonstrates what is possible when we become united towards a single purpose or, in this case, a global vision.

The decision to give away every second book came about from my desire to make sure that as many people as possible get access to the inspiration they need to transform their life. See, I know that many people in this world literally can’t afford a cup of coffee, let alone $30 AUD to purchase a book. And, these people are often the ones who need hope the most.

I also know that we have a natural, inherent desire to help the people that we care about: family, friends, clients, fans, followers and teammates. What better way to do this than to adopt a ‘buy one, give one’ philosophy into the project and turn it into a huge philanthropic effort for humanity?

I believe that through giving away every second copy of the Inspiration Bible, that we really can influence hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of lives. As Margaret Wheatley said, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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