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The late great English writer, journalist, philosopher, poet, biographer, and Christian apologetic Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) and several other literary figures were asked one evening what book they would prefer to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island. One writer said - without hesitation - "The Complete Works of Shakespeare." Another said, "I’d choose the Bible." They turned to Gilbert Keith Chesterton and asked, "How about you?" He replied, "I would choose Thomas’ Guide to Practical Ship Building." In this instance, he was right - why? Because he needed some specific instruction!

(from a sermon by George Dillahunty, "Prayer-A Top Priority!" 7/5/08,

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