Have You Read the Book?

I will not neglect your word.
          —Psalm 119:16

Gone with the Wind, among Hollywood’s most commercially profitable films, premiered on December 15, 1939. The movie was based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, which sold a million copies in six months, and has been translated into more than forty languages.

Compare. The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. Americans purchase twenty-five million Bibles per year. Ninety-one percent of American households own at least one Bible, and the average family owns four.

The complete Bible has been translated into 670 languages; the entire New Testament is available in 1,521.

People who have seen Gone with the Wind are sometimes asked, “Have you read the book?’

Several well-known movies have been based on the Bible: The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Have you read the book?

The Bible teaches you the most successful
way of living and the only successful way of dying.

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