Matthew A. Dunaway June 2018

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THE BIBLE A Page FromMatt’s Bookshelf

When I decided to feature a book every month, I thought a lot about which books were the most important to me. There was one book I knew I wanted to cover early on because of how much of my base is built on it: the Bible. One of my many shortcomings is that, in the past, I have not spent as much time reading the Bible as I should have. This is something I’m working to correct, not because we’re “supposed to” read the Bible, but because it is my personal belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We find ultimate universal truth in the Bible. Through these pages, we gain a better understanding about the Creator of the universe and His wisdom. As a Christian, I think that’s very valuable.

to learn more about philosophy? Read Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. These books are less about spirituality and more about how not to screw up your life! Some of the best common-sense advice you will ever hear can be found in Ecclesiastes. And even though it was written around 500 years before the birth of Christ, that advice is still relevant today! Speaking of relevance, considering all the things mankind has written since the Bible was put together, it’s still cited as one of the most well-crafted. Beyond its role as an important religious text, it’s hard not to appreciate the Bible as a piece of literature. Harold Bloom is one of the most famous literary critics alive today. Bloom is a self-proclaimed agnostic, but that hasn’t kept him from writing a number of glowing pieces on the language of the King James Bible and how beautiful it is.

Anyone can read the Bible and gain something from it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman, black or white, rich or poor — something in those pages will connect with you and help you find some answers you’ve been looking for. I’d say that makes it a book worth reading.

Even people who are not Christian can gain something by reading the Bible. Do you want

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