Shhh…Don’t tell the folks at Biblica and Zondervan, but they’ve been working for Satan.

This according to the folks at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, NC, which held a book burning on Halloween night and burned, among other things, the NIV translation of the Bible.

But the NIV was not the only translation used as firewood. Also on the pyre were the RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, ESV, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, “and etc.”

Here’s a link to their site: Check it out and see how many of the satanic books you own. You’ll be amazed!

While I love my NIV and would be hard pressed to part with it, I could definitely get into burning some John Shelby Spong, or watching the image of Joel Osteen’s smile fade as the dust covers of his books crumple in the flames. I actually might roast marshmallows over that fire!

But seriously, their list of desirable combustibles is pretty amazing from the standpoint of Mockingbird mentors and heroes: George Carey? C.S. Lewis?

So my curiosity is piqued, and I hope you’ll share: in considering this exhaustive list of so-called satanic books, how many of these books do you currently have in your home? My count is up to 11 at this point, and a few of those I probably should have burned already. Not because they’re satanic, but because they were just awful to read!