I was reorganizing my bookshelves after taking down my Christmas stuff and I found something unexplained.
I know what you're thinking. "So? Buffy, you're a lapsed Catholic, you come from a religious family of course you'd have a bible or two around the house."
Because of course you all know my religious background well enough to mock my incredulity.
And you'd be right...I have plenty of bibles around here. The big family one my mom gave me when I married, a bunch of daily driver bibles (three kids, 24 collective years of CCD and they collect.) But none of them are NKJV.
Catholics don't do the New Kings James Version. Ever. It's not recognized as a legitimate version by the Vatican.
I can hear you now. "Silly Buffy....your mom was fundy lite after being excommunicated for divorcing your dad. Surely she didn't use the Catholic bible. Don't bother Robert Stack about this."
Well, smatypantses....my mom went to some church called Evangelical Free and they used some user friendly version with modern language. She wasn't a King James Fan. And her bible was well used from being read daily and well marked and is in a drawer at my sisters house. I've never seen this bible before.
It looks new, no wear whatsoever. It was printed the year I was first married so I didn't live at home...I was married to my then husband who was a non-bible collecting Catholic.
It's bound in black leatherish material, gold letters on the cover and spine, slightly larger than an iPhone 6+.
How did it get here? None of my kids have even veered toward fundyism.
Don't you feel bad for doubting me? Robert Stack should be all over this unsolved mystery.