COLLEGEVILLE - We're continuing with our countdown of the Top 10 news stories of the year with #8 today (Wednesday).  We back at the completion of the St. John's Bible.

Artist Donald Jackson had the idea to create the first hand written bible since the invention of the printing press 15 years ago.  It was in 1998 that he finally convinced St. John's Abbey and University to commission the project.

The entire bible includes seven volumes, with 1,100 pages, and stands two feet tall and three feet wide.

The final volume "Letters and Revelation" was unveiled to the public this fall at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Besides the original copy, there are also 299 reproductions called the Heritage Edition, which are on display at more than 40 universities, museums, libraries and churches, including the Vatican.

The estimated cost of the project is about $8 million.

Coming-up tomorrow (Thursday), we'll continue the countdown of our Top 10 News Stories of the year with our #7 story.