The Evangelical Alliance UK is sending President Barack Obama a new Bible after reports that one was mysteriously absent from his second swearing in.
DrÂ Krish Kandiah, Director of Churches inÂ Mission for the Evangelical Alliance, will post a copy of an edition of the Bible that highlights issues of poverty and justiceto the new President to make sure he has one on hand for any future need.
â€œPresident Obamaâ€™s commitment to the scripture was obvious during his inaugural address, when he quoted Paulâ€™s letter to the Corinthians – so when we heard he didnâ€™t swear on a Bible the second time, we could only assume it was because he couldnâ€™t find one,â€ said Dr Kandiah.
â€œWe are sending him a copy of the Bible in case he is ever Biblically caught short again. We are delighted that President Obama takes justice and the alleviation of poverty very seriously, so we will send him a Bible that focuses on these issues that are so close to his, and Godâ€™s, heart.â€
To be honest, I’m not really into all these faddy trendy Bibles that keep being produced, but the Poverty and Injustice Bible that the Evangelical Alliance are sending to Obama looks useful. Check it out here.