Today, the strength of National Bible continues as an association of dedicated members who encourage Bible reading locally, through events and special projects, and nationally, through media campaigns. This is done primarily through our three main program areas: International Bible Week (previously National Bible Week), Media & Literature, and Awards and Recognition. Our goal is to encourage everyone to read the Bible and raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.
National Bible Association
The National Bible Association is a non-profit, educational association operating in the public square that provides a platform for our Nation’s Leaders to encourage people to read the Bible. The National Bible Association focuses particular attention on providing resources to chaplains who work with soldiers and first responders to combat depression and PTSD on an emotional and spiritual level.
The National Bible Association was created in 1940 by a group of business and professional leaders in New York City. Their purpose was to find hope for America while war raged in Europe. By 1941 these leaders agreed that the Bible, a proven source of hope and encouragement throughout history, should be the focus of their efforts.
Richard Glickstein, President
Meet Our President
Richard Glickstein has been the president of the National Bible Association since June of 2007. Under his leadership, the association has created the Military Bible with the Spiritual Fitness Manual, a biblical tool to combat PTSD and military suicide that has been enthusiastically received within the military community.
He was the editor of the First Responders Bible with the Spiritual Fitness Manual created in conjunction with Mike Gallagher’s foundation, specifically for first responders in their battle with PTSD and an extremely high divorce rate.
During his tenure, the John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award, an annual award for a nationally recognized business leader has been added. As well as an annual award for a graduating senior from each of the service academies (West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy) to honor their commitment to biblically based character and leadership.
Richard’s career background includes 25 years in different ministry leadership positions as well as a decade in the insurance industry. He is married to Marsha, has six children and two grandchildren.