No Other Book

by Colin Dexter

No other book has ever kept me up through the hours of the night like this one. Its high-explosive. It knows all about me and turns me inside out. Stirs me, stuns me. Makes sense of the nonsense, describes the life I long to live, calls the best out of me. Fascinates me and mystifies me. Makes me weep sometimes. And occasionally makes me laugh out loud and thank God that I’m alive. I’m a bit tired of people knocking it, the Bible. It’s pure gold to me. I’m honoured to hold it in my hands right now. I’m humbled that people died so I could read this thing and meet the God who made me. (Mike 2013)

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