Sunday

Bullets and Bibles - Saving Lives

Brendan Schweigart
Soldier saved from bullet by his pocket Bible...

Baghdad, 2007: PFC Brendan Schweigart was hit by a sniper. The bullet went into his side and out his chest, where it was stopped by a pocket Bible he kept in his bullet-proof vest. 

If the Bible had not been there, it’s likely that the bullet would have ricocheted off the armor and back into his body, possibly killing him. 

This is not the first time a pocket Bible has been credited for saving the life of a soldier. 

I have my father’s pocket Bible from WWII, and it actually has a metal cover for that specific purpose. 


How Bibles save lives
You can see the cover has rusted
But I have a story about a Bible saving my life too:
I was a disillusioned, nominal Christian, who saw no purpose in life beyond my own happiness. 


Then, I began reading the Bible…and it led me to the Lord, who saved me from eternal death.

My story is every bit as incredible as PFC Schweigart’s. What about you? Do you have a story about the Bible saving your life?

Bible credited with saving soldier's life

This post was first published in 2013. It was the first Bite Size Bible study. Many of you will not have read it previously. For those who have, I hope you will enjoy it again.

Do the short Bible study on this devotion HERE.

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