English Standard Version.
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First Published in 2001
At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement. – source
2011-12-17T00:00:00.000ZTo learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself. – source
2013-04-06T00:00:00.000ZI love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scripture. But I was influenced forever by the New Testament. I love the Beatitudes, informing us that the meek shall inherit the earth. – source
The Bible was not forced on me, I received it like honey, and I found all the stories equally beautiful, from the Creation to the Apocalypse. – source
2016-08-17T00:00:00.000ZThe Bible is the most important book in history - no book has had a greater influence on the world. It's probably impossible to understand the state of the world today without understanding the Bible. It's also impossible (less impressively) to understand my own life without examining the influence that Christianity has had on me every step of the way. – source