What motivates people to buy nine or more Bibles? A good question, asked by Kimberly Winston in Publishers Weekly (October 9). A good answer, I suppose, would be “because they each have eight or more friends who need a gift.” Or “because they have targeted eight or more people for conversion.” Or “because they are smugglers who would sneak Bibles into more nations where that book as a document of freedom is still unwelcome.”
But Winston’s article makes clear that these nine Bibles are not to be gifts or tools for conversion. They are targeted for no one but Number One—I, Ego, Narcissus.