The things we keep often say something about who we are. What about A Good Old Book? What about our bibles? Books are all about content but some we load up with momentos: family history, old church bulletins, weddings, confirmations, funerals, a dried rose. Why? No doubt, you’ve seen one of those bibles, tattered, torn, underscored and wrinkled pages, it doesn’t even close anymore. You might have seen a person reading one at church, a bible study, at a favorite coffee shop, perhaps even held by a character in a good movie. Perhaps you marveled and wondered what secrets it holds. I have. Click play to listen to the podcast.
I recently saw the movie War Room. One such bible is in there. You know it when you see it – signs of wear from use in life; a trusted friend. Indeed, I wondered… how does a prop look so loved, so real? It was real. In the special features you can learn about that bible and the real life 91 year old prayer warrior to whom it belonged, Molly Bruno.
A couple years ago, I met with a young church founder and musician. The first thing I noticed in our meeting was the bible to which he would refer often during our conversation. It was an old Thompson Chain-Reference bible, some pages falling out but lovingly taped back in place, underscored, wrinkled, the leather supple with years of use. A treasured possession – a pattern of evidence from a life.
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