Like many other states, Tennessee has a state tree, a state flower, a state insect, two state songs and a state poem. But a bill making its way through The Volunteer State’s legislature this month would designate the Holy Bible as the “state book.”
The bill recites the importance of the Bible to the cultural heritage of the state, including its widespread use by families to record their lineages and vital records even prior to official state record-keeping. It also mentions that Bible publishing is a multi-million dollar industry in Tennessee with companies such as Thomas Nelson, Gideons International and United Methodist Publishing House located within its borders. Read More From The Daily Citizen.