I fell in love with books as soon as I learned to read at five years old. As I grew up, that love of reading matured alongside me, going from The Baby-sitters Club to The Giver to 1984 to (my very favorite) Jane Austen's Persuasion. But there was one book I always avoided—the book that matters most of all: the Bible.
Why do I shy away from reading the Bible? I’m not alone in this—many of my friends admit to doing the same. Sometimes, I find the Bible intimidating. Other times, I find its lessons difficult to parse and understand. But, if books are meant to pass something on to us, to teach us, to stir something inside of us, the Bible is the only book that delivers perfectly on all those promises.
In the past year, I’ve only just started getting to know the Bible. We haven’t yet established our rapport—we’re only just acquaintances—but every time I open its pages, I realize just how perfect and all-knowing the word of God truly is.
Consuelo Reinitz, Pink Fries Paperie