All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. – 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
This week I happened to read a story about the top 10 most challenged books of 2015. Coming in at number six was The Holy Bible.
You can see the whole list HERE.
I believe this was the first time The Holy Bible made the list. The Bible is supposedly banned in several countries, although it is hard to determine which.
You might wonder how the list is compiled. Here is what the American Library Association (ALA) says:
The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country. We compile lists of challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools.
This does not mean the Bible or any of the books on the list are actually banned from your local library. This does not mean that liberals are coming after our Bibles – so relax.
I have the Bible on my smartphone – so take that Bible haters!
I listen to an audio version of the Bible almost every day. I take part in a Bible reading program where I read (or listen to) a couple of chapters in the old and new testaments each day. It helps me.
With The Holy Bible making the banned list for what some say is the first time that has to mean more people are reading it. That is good news!
Have a great week!