What is so unique about the Bible?

, by Christopher D. Hudson

Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." 
The Bible is a powerful book. And while we can point to prophecies or archaeological finds, no evidence of its power is as clear as when you read it for yourself. Millions of people through the years have read God's Word and, as if hit between the eyes, have said, "That was written for me!"

The Bible convicts us of our mistakes, confronts our sins, and causes us to live in a way that loves God and others. No other book can effect the change that the Bible has throughout the centuries. The great French leader Napoleon once said, "The gospel is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades every thing that opposes its extension, behold."

It's no wonder that men and women have risked their lives to protect the smallest of Biblical scraps so they can study it just a little bit longer. The Bible is unlike any book you'll read. Study it for yourself and discover the wonder and message God has for you.

(The above originally appeared as an article I provided for the Essentials of the Christian Faith New Testament, published by Zondervan. Used by permission.)


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