Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat with a peek at the results of a poll of Americans about the Bible.
What Americans say about the Bible
In an article by Marketing Christian Books, August 2018 issue, it gave results of a poll taken of Americans concerning the Bible. (You can read the full article here.)
1. Half of Americans are Bible users.
2. Bible use more likely among boomers, city dwellers, and Southerners.
3. Two-thirds of Americans express Bible curiosity.
4. Half of Americans ponder how the Bible applies to life.
What do these points mean to us?
It is numbers 3 and 4 above that most interest me personally. These are two findings that Character Levi Caspertein uses as he travels across America in Dawn of Affliction. But, what do these points mean to you and me?
Here’s the idea: If we approach our neighbors, or even interact with strangers, knowing that they are probably curious about how the Bible applies to their lives—or that they are curious about what the Bible says—well, that’s a green light for us to share our faith!
People want to hear from you!
Since the Bible’s main theme is to show all people that peace between God and man can be received by faith, we shouldn’t be afraid to share that Good News! People really are looking for escape from guilt and shame. They just need to be shown the way by someone who has really experienced that peace themselves.
I hope you are taking advantage of America’s curiosity about the Bible with its spiritual and practical application to life. People are just waiting to hear about it!
See you on the mission field!
Here are a few past short stories by D.I. Telbat about the importance of the Bible:
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COMING UP: Join us next time for another new D.I. Telbat Christian Short Story, “Colorado Chaos.”