updated 9/30/2008 2:38:12 PM ET 2008-09-30T18:38:12

A Christian book publisher says its next edition of the Bible will be handwritten by more than 31,000 Americans.

Zondervan kicked off a 90-city, 15,000-mile cross-country tour Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of its popular New International Version translation of the book.

The tour will stop at special events, churches and U.S. landmarks to allow people to write out Bible verses.

The collection of handwritten verses will be published and sold after the tour ends in San Diego on Feb. 12.

The Michigan-based publisher says most verses will be written by regular people, although the company hopes to collect a few from President Bush, the Rev. Billy Graham and others.

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