Friday, August 05, 2011

Only the Bible Is a "Must Read"

A tweet from John Piper:



Gregg Metcalf said...

Why? What is his justification? He is wrong on this one.

Lee Shelton said...

The Bible really is the only "must read" book in history.

Gregg Metcalf said...

I don't get it. Of all books in history, if one were to read one book, the bible would certainly be that one book. But to say that no other book is a must read for believers to expand there understanding of the bible or various doctrines of the bible, is a bit of a stretch for me. OK, if one were to say, you must read this book to be orthodox, saved, sanctified, or pleasing to God, well that is truly a stretch.

I love to review and I am not sure I will drop that phrase for the very few books that deserve it. However, i love to think and mull, so it is food for thought.

But, I don't get it.

YDC Ray said...


Its the implication that I MUST read it. There is no book on the planet that I Must, or Have to read, besides the Bible. Yes their are many books that can be enriching to a Christians life, and should be encouraged to read, but I do not NEED them, like I need the Bible. I think its clear what Piper is trying to convey. We use words to flippantly.

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