A personal and journalistic inquiry into the Bible's
disappearance from American life
In The Invisible Bestseller veteran religion
writer Kenneth Briggs asks how the Bible remains the best-selling
book of all time, while fewer Americans than ever can correctly
articulate what it says, much less how it might offer guidance for
How can a book — one that's found in courthouses, libraries, and
millions of households across the land — be everywhere and nowhere
at the same time?
In his quest to make sense of the Bible's relative dis-appearance
from public life, Briggs leads readers on a rollicking exploration
that includes visits to Family Christian Stores, the Society of
Biblical Literature, and the kitchen tables of everyday families.
He offers insight on the Bible's current position in American
public life and suggests where it may be headed next.