Small Bible Carried With Soldiers On Combat

Reported by Vision News Team | vision.org.au
Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Seven soldiers have carried the same small Bible through 11 combat regions in five countries.

The Bible, about 14cms long and 9cms wide, has been passed on from man to man between 1967 and 2019.

Jesse Maple, the first soldier to carry it, came to faith in Christ while in the jungles of Vietnam.

He said no one would believe what the Bible has been through.

Zac Miller carried the Bible to Iraq when deployed in 2004 and he’s written a book about the Bible’s journey.

He told Christianity Today, all the men say they were strengthened, comforted, and encouraged by the Bible.

According to the 2020 State of the Bible study, about 3 percent of veterans read Scripture regularly, but during combat that figure rises 10 percent.

 

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