Words from the achiever
“My mother read every night from the Bible. And I think, by way of looking back on it, that gave me, even in my infancy, an acquaintance with books. My maternal grandmother in Bloomington, Texas had two books in the house. One was the Bible and the other was the Sears Roebuck Catalogue. And when we visited Grandma Paige on the farm down near Bloomington, by kerosene lamp — this is not an Abe Lincoln story, but electricity had not come to rural Texas — my grandmother would read first from the Bible, and then read me to sleep by reading wonderful things in the Sears Roebuck Catalogue. But in my mother and father’s house, my mother read the Bible.”
About the book
A popular edition of the most revered English translation of the Old and New Testaments.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain and when he was set, his disciples came unto him;
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven:
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.