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The Most Unusual Book

By Don Loftis | 03.11.15

You don’t have to go to a library to realize that there are lots of books that have been published.  Many of these are quite unusual.  In 2006 Noel Botham published a volume entitled The Book of Useless Information.  Eva Rae Stuart offended a few folks with her book The Ultimate Dumb Blonde Joke Book.  Marcus Zosak’s The Book Thief is unique, because it is narrated by “Death.”  Who can forget Dr. Seuss’ classics like A Wocket in My Pocket, Green Eggs and Ham, and Yertle the Turtle.

Even the most rabid reader must admit the truth of Ecclesiastes 12:12 which says,  “But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion is wearying to the body.”

In reality the Bible is the most unusual book (or collection of books) in the world.  It is inspired by God and answers the most crucial issues and questions of life.  When the British poet, Sir Walter Scott was on his deathbed he asked for “the book.”  His servant asked him which book he wanted, to which Raleigh answered, “There is only one book.”

Despite its divine uniqueness and practical insight, the Bible is often a neglected book.  It is perennially the best seller, but often a dust collector.  Seldom opened, hastily read, and rarely applied, the Bible’s influence in our culture is minimized.  As Christians let’s be sure to study the most unique book in the world and allow its truths to be “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (Ps. 119:105).

 


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