The Gideon Bible treats the Bible as comfort food. But a diet of the Bible consists of conflict and confrontation.
The LDS canon's four books carry equal weight of authority. All are read as historical witnesses to God's promise of salvation.
The Common English Bible boasts that 120 scholars worked on it. The Kingdom New Testament was written by one (brilliant) guy.
The older and more tattered my Bible becomes, the more it becomes part of me.
I lament biblical illiteracy as much as anyone, but I think surveys sometimes load the dice against scripture when illustrating the public's unfamiliarity with the Bible. A recent example was noted by the American Bible Society as it released The Freedom Bible in connection with the 9/ll anniversary.
When documentaries explore Christianity, they have little difficulty finding diverse manifestations of faith and practice. A global survey also reveals a surprising diversity when it comes to the content of the Bible.