The Gutenberg Award is named in honor of Johann Gutenberg (1397-1468), the inventor of the printing press and publisher of the first printed Bible. Gutenberg’s invention revolutionized communication and allowed the general public to read the Bible and other books.
In December, 1951, the Chicago Bible Society established The Gutenberg Award. This award is presented in recognition of an American who has made conspicuous contributions to the cause of the Bible.
The first recipient of The Gutenberg Award was General Douglas MacArthur who had ten million Bibles shipped to post WW II Japan.
· Dr. Billy Graham
· Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
· Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
· Dr. Oswald Hoffman
· Francis Cardinal George
· Mike Singletary
· Consuelo “Mother” York
· Rev. Clay Evans
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General Douglas MacArthur was the first recipient of the Gutenberg Award