Sunday, June 11, 2006

They Also Surf

You learn a new thing every day. Today I learned that there is a Surfer's Bible — a New Testament published by the international group Christian Surfers. It reportedly includes, in addition to the Gospels, inspirational texts such as the Parable of the Four Grommets (young surfers).

The Surfer's Bible appears to be out of print, but the Christian Surfers are still active, according to a recent news article. The closest thing I could find to the book online is a picturesque "Surfer's Bible Study".

When you think about it, images of baggies and beads aside, the idea of a surfer's Bible isn't incongruous. According to Psalm 77:19, which I think is one of the most hauntingly beautiful verses in the Bible, God surfs.