What makes the Good Book so good?

The Leather Cover of our old family Bible is crumbling. Its pages are brittle, held together by tape. There's no doubt it has been well used over the years.

For some families, a Bible is the only book in the house. Others have one — or more — for every member. Sales figures prove it's a perennial bestseller.

What makes the Good Book so good? Elements of adventure, history, biography, and poetry fill its pages. But that's true of countless books whose impact has faded over time. To me, the Bible isn't just a good book — it's a book about goodness. A record and celebration of how God makes His good nature known and felt in ordinary and extraordinary situations.

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The Purpose–Driven Life—Is it enough?
June 28, 2004

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