I've often said, "If you've ever felt like you just don't have the time for a devotional life, put a devo book or bible on the back of the toilet!"
"That's gross and blasphemous!" I've been told. And yet, theologically speaking, Jesus's full humanity would indicate that he, indeed, is familiar with the old #2. There's several instances of even kings "relieving themselves" in scripture. In fact, Deuteronomy 23:13 gives specific potty-time instructions to Israel. I'm not being vulgar; I'm just pointing out we aren't always the most sanitary of folk.
...but here's the reason why: a friend once told me about reading her mother's Christian book in the bathroom... it was the turning point in her faith journey: that moment when she understood and accepted her walk with the Lord. She literally accepted Christ while seated in the porcelain pew.
If you've ever been privy (pun intended) to an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, you will have an idea of the type of work being produced. John in the John, a two-month daily reader, is our first installment; each daily entry features a 1 or 2 page devotional reading with humorous and serious pieces similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Please click the submission link to have one of your stories, experiences, or anecdotes featured in our next installment, targeting a 2017 release date. Gospels in the John may use reference texts from any of four gospels.