I just received this email:
"NEW BIBLE TO MENTION PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA The American Patriots Bible Incorporates Civil Rights Movement Section
(Nashville, Tenn.) The forthcoming Bible title The American Patriots Bible (May 2009, Thomas Nelson) takes readers on a powerful journey revealing how faith has seen American citizens through troubled times, as well as impacted the overall formation of this great nation. Within its pages, readers will find a special section dedicated to the pursuit of equal rights which includes figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama as one of the many introspectivehistoric articles featured in the title.
We are experiencing change in America, and it was essential to spotlight how faith in God has been there to strengthen the activists when a monumental fight for freedom and justice was at hand, notes Dr. Richard G. Lee who serves as the general editor for the project, as well as founding pastor of First Redeemer Church (Atlanta, GA), and speaker for the Theres Hope America ministry.
As the late Dr. King noted our actions must be guided by the deepest principles of our Christian faith, reflects Lee. Hopefully, President Obamas recent decision to engage pastors in discussions on the role of religion in politics is yet another display of how faith continues to impact our nation. The American Patriots Bible will help readers discover the cornerstone upon which America, and her great men and women, have built their lives and this one Nation under God."
There are many "themed" Bibles on the market and all of them contain commentary. So I'm thinking if God could use a burning bush or a talking ass to make himself known then I don't begrudge Thomas Nelson publishers the opportunity to use Barack Obama (who for some is also a talking ass) to lead the lost to the Word of God. Heaven knows Obama acolytes will buy a Bible which heralds their savior.