As a voracious reader, it blows my mind the number of books published each year. One source, UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) cited 2.2 million new titles worldwide. And that's old data!
Among the most popular it seems are those scandalous Tell-All books. Say what you want about the political upheaval we've been experiencing in the U.S., it's certainly been good for the book publishing industry and their authors.
Seems like a new one is coming out every month. Everyone wants to know the inside scoop behind all those media headlines. The juicier the better! What's a Tell-All book? Well, obviously the term speaks for itself but just to make it official here's one definition.
Tell-All: A biography or memoir that reveals intimate details about its subject. [Oxford Dictionary]
I'm no Book Influencer like Oprah (I once heard that a title added to her Book Club list makes copies fly off the store shelf. It's called The Oprah Effect!) but here's a Tell-All book you've just got to try.....THE BIBLE!
I had to re-check my sources but the following is STILL TRUE:
"The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, having sold around 5 billion copies to date...is also the most translated book in human history." [alltopeverything.com]
Yes, Indeed! It comes in hardback, paperback, kindle, audible, braille, and just about any format you can think of and you know what? IT'S 100% TRUE! No need for FACT CHECKING, just read and enjoy! Uh huh! I knew it! You just had a flash back to Sis. So and So's Sunday school class back in the day!
Bible reading as you recall back then was s-o-o-o-o boring! All those thee's, thou's and whithersoevers made it hard to understand and relate to what was going on! NOT ANY MORE! You can find God's Word in a translation and at a reading level to fit your personal style. As for the YAWN FACTOR, if you want a TELL-ALL, the Bible is the best one on the market!
Sex, crime, greed, and complicated family relationships run from the Old to the New Testament. Everything from serial killers to political empire take-downs. Just to whet your appetite, start with the life of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-50). King David's tumultuous reign (I and II Samuel). The escapades of evil Queen Jezebel (I and II Kings) and the heroic battles of Joshua (Book of Joshua ).
But more than its historical and literary value and all those titillating back stories of the lives of others, there is a SPIRITUAL value that outweighs them all. This great TELL-ALL book tells US ABOUT OURSELVES!
📖 It is a MIRROR of our hearts: James 1:23 -25 (click here).
📖 It is a GPS for our souls: Psalm 119:105 (click here)
📖 It is THERAPY for our minds: Philippians 4:8 (click here)
And, if this is not enough, think of how COST-EFFECTIVE it is! ONE BOOK has the following and much, much more!
"All scripture is inspired by God and is useful
to teach us what is true and to make us realize
what is wrong in our lives. It corrects where we
are wrong and teaches us to do what is right."
[2 Timothy 3:16 NLT]
What a bargain! Seriously, if in a conversation someone asks you if you've heard about the latest TELL-ALL book about a celebrity, why not tell them about THIS ONE!
UNTIL NEXT TIME