listened to Steve Brown’s podcast earlier today, where he was interviewing Daniel Radosh about his new book Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture. The book is basically a humorous look at evangelical Christians from an outsider’s vantage point.
I’m not sure if the book would be a good read or not. I’m sure it wouldn’t be humorous to Christians grieved over all of the evangelical nonsense, but one thing in the interview caught my attention. While discussing the variety of silliness in an industry grossing 7 billion dollars annually, Mr Radosh included the purchase of Bibles. I was amazed to discover that non-evangelicals average four Bibles per household, while evangelical Christians average 10.
Americans may be buying 25 million Bibles each year, but you sure can’t tell it by their theological literacy.
After Steve Brown I listened to Dr. Mohler’s radio show from Wednesday, in which the first caller asked for study-Bible recommendations. Dr. Mohler responded with six suggestions: The McArthur Study Bible, Reformation Study Bible, Apologetic Study Bible, Ryken’s Literary Study Bible, an Archaeological Study Bible, and an upcoming ESV Study Bible.