What book survived the Nashville tornado?

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By Mark Ellis –

Close-up of Bible resting in tree (credit: Big Cee O’Neal)

The cluster of storm cells firing across western Missouri with baseball-sized hail caused the first tornado warnings to be issued at 11:02 p.m. as many were dropping off to sleep.

An hour and a half later, when most were already in a deep sleep, a more direct warning was issued for Nashville, but it was too late for many to take cover. Within six minutes of the warning the tornado hit with over 160 mile per hour winds, a ferocity that toppled trees and buildings, shredding many structures to small, unrecognizable fragments.

At least 25 were killed in the disaster, with more than 150 injured, and thousands left without power.

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind… 1 Kings 19:11

Damage near tree with Bible

Yet one singular book of infinite value survived the tempest – the Holy Bible, without any damage, resting in the bough of several forked branches, as if set there by an angel.

“My friend’s house was hit hard while cleaning I noticed one thing!” Big Cee O’Neal reported in a short video clip reposted by CBN.

As he helped his friend with the clean-up effort, he happened to glance upward and see something amazing.

There was the Bible resting in the tree, completely unscathed and balanced perfectly between the trunk (Vine) and one surprisingly sturdy Branch.

It was an excellent place for God’s Word to abide – between branch and vine.

28 COMMENTS

    • I found my Bible in perfect condition after we were wiped out by a tornado in 1979 Wichita Falls, Tx. It is the King James version.

      • The KJV is the closest translation to the true word of God. The KJV was inspired by the Holy Spirit, there’s no telling what kind of spirits are behind other versions and the Newer Versions especially the Message Bible and the NIV they are grossly incorrect and a known lesbian was on the Translation Committee of the NIV

  1. Only God could do something like that. He is trying to show the world how mighty he is and how we need to turn back to him. Please Lord be with those that went through the storm.

  2. Amazing; only God could do such an act! and what a wonderful book to be placed in a tree! Just another one of God’s many acts of love, mercy and grace.
    Collette Baker

    • It never ceases to amaze me the shock people show when God shows his power. He is an amazing God and He is the only one who could have placed that bible there. He is telling us we need to pay attention

  3. It never ceases to amaze me, how amid all the death and destruction that God himself created, when someone finds a Bible somewhere afterward, people are in awe! God gets the credit for a book not being destroyed, but never gets the blame for all the other death and destruction!

    • Yes are not focusing on the many blessings of saved lives that night. The family that found the bible can say that GOD saved them from further loss and heartbreak. GOD SAYS “IT IS I WHO SAVES YOU.”

      • Yes [sic] are not focusing on the message Stanley clearly posted, one of GOD f______ created the death and destruction to being with. In a perfect world, you would not credit your “loving” god for saving people from their own temper tantrum. The family that found the bible SHOULD say that god shouldn’t be creating further loss and heartbreak.

  4. Praise God He was anyways in-the midst of the storm halleluja lots happened but it could have been worse to God be-the glory Jesus just like you said your word shall stand for ever a miracle in that storm

  5. Wonderful, it’s God’s doing and its marvelous in our eyes.Praise His Mighty Name.Hallelujah!!!!

  6. So, did anyone open it to see if there is a name in it? Many people sign their names in their bibles.💗

  7. I believe God has been trying to warn this country since 911 that we need to draw close to him and get our lives in order. With all that is going on I also believe the 2d coming of Jesus is so much closer than what we can imagine. Give your hearts to Jesus to have eternal life with Jesus. He loves his creation so very much but he will not tolerate sin, and this country is so full of sin and so is all the other countries.

  8. PRAISE GOD!! He is ALWAYS TRYING TO GET
    OUR ATTENTION !! I HAVE SEEN MANY REMINDERS AFTER TRAGEDIES THAT
    HAVE BEEN SHOWN. BIBLES NOT BURNED
    after a FIRE, A BIBLE AFTER A HURRICANE IN FLORIDA , A CROSS STANDING AFTER 9/11.
    ETC. ARE WE READY TO MEET JESUS FACE
    TO FACE?

  9. This was by pure chance. There was a lot of items “perfectly balanced” in between tree limbs and destruction everywhere you looked. I don’t blame God for this destruction but to say this bible was placed there by God is ridiculous!

    • Do some research on the subject of storms and other tragedies. You will find many many Bibles found unscathed. Some Pulpits with the Bible, there on the Bible Stand. ❤

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