USA Today reported that a survey of a major Christian book retailing chain
showed a remarkable increase of 22% in Bible sales as a result of the September
11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC. Many churches reported a
full house the Sunday after the attacks. While there is certainly nothing wrong
with going to the Scriptures in a crisis, it should be our constant companion
in good and bad times.
Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.