The bible is inspirational, energizing and it helps keep me going, it helps me not give up, helps me when times get bad and I feel like I don’t know which way to go. It helps me hold on to my sanity. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” I say that to myself and it makes a difference.
“The Bible as a Typographical Challenge,” Harvard College Library News
“How to Read the Bible Through History,” Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR