Posted on August 19, 2019 / Matters
Imagine for a moment you walk into the library and ask for a history book and the librarian hands you a Bible.
The next day you return and say you would like a book of great battles and the librarian hands you a Bible.
The next day you ask for a book that contains examples of letter writing and the librarian hands you a Bible.
The next day you return and ask for a book of myth, legend and parable and the librarian hands you a Bible.
The next day you fancy reading a love story and so ask the librarian for the greatest love story ever told – and they hand you a Bible.
Ok, then you return and ask for a Kindle or something similar that will hold up to 66 books in the palm of your hand, and the librarian hands you a Bible…
Then you return the next day and ask for a book of poems. The librarian looks at you and says, I would suggest you borrow a Bible, but you’ve borrowed all the copies we have…
This week is Book Week and our Junior School is celebrating. So I thought I would share some thoughts on my favourite book… the Bible.
The Bible contains 66 smaller books, and has two parts the Old Testament and the New Testament – the word testament means promise, so the old promise and the new promise. The writings in the Bible span over 1500 years and include the words of fishermen to kings. And if you decided to read it from cover to cover it would take 70 hours!
At Tintern, we spend a fair amount of time in Religion class and in assemblies exploring four particular books called the Gospels, which detail the life of Jesus. As a school in the Anglican tradition, this is an extremely important part of our school’s foundation and the values which we hold high.