President’s Day 2019

U.S. Presidents, from a range of religious backgrounds, have frequently quoted the Bible in speeches, acknowledging the influence of the Bible in their lives. Our sixth president, John Quincy Adams, wrote a series of letters to his son on the Bible and its teachings, which were published in 1850. He said: “I have myself . . . made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year . . . to read five chapters every morning . . . seems to me the most suitable manner of beginning the day.” And he wrote that his sons should learn their duties and obligations from the Bible, quoting Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbor as thyself!”

Share

More Book Minute Features

December 09, 2019

The Making of Parchment

Scribes charged with reproducing portions of scripture have been called, “the techies of the ancient world.”Utilizing cutting edge technology of their...
December 02, 2019

Making Parchment

Scribes charged with reproducing portions of scripture have been called, “the techies of the ancient world.”Utilizing cutting edge technology of their...
November 25, 2019

Lincoln Bible

Did you know that the iconic ”Lincoln Bible” was actually not Lincoln’s personal Bible, but was that used at his inaugural in 1861? Lincoln traveled t...