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The Bible is Still the Favorite

by  Kyle Butt, M.A.

According to a recent Harris Poll, the Bible continues to be the number-one, favorite book in the United States. The survey was based on a sampling of 2,513 adults (“Bible is America’s...,” 2008). The second-favorite book varied among age groups and other factors, but the Bible swept first place in every age group, ethnic group, and among both genders.

The fact that the Bible remains the favorite book is encouraging. It shows that the majority of citizens in our country are willing to put forth some effort to obtain a Bible, read it, and understand the concepts found therein. When the moral landscape of our country is surveyed, however, it seems that most who claim that the Bible is their favorite book do not put into practice the moral concepts contained in the sacred volume.

It is time Americans take their affinity for the Bible to the next level by obeying its commandments. Concerning God’s commandments given to Israel, Moses wrote: “Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people’” (Deuteronomy 4:6, emp. added). In order for the United States of America to be a “wise and understanding people,” we must determine to put into practice the teachings found in our favorite book—the Bible.

REFERENCES

“Bible is America’s Favorite Book: Poll” (2008), [On-line], URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080408/lf_nm_life/reading_survey_dc;_ylt= ApOkLcDjaarq7XrugDyNkDis0NUE.




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