Faith Digest

Inaugural Bible


ACWORTH, GA. — A suburban Atlanta man has restored a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. so that it can be used in Presi­dent Obama’s inauguration.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Gordon Ponsford, of Acworth, contracted with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to prepare the Bible for Obama’s inauguration ceremony Monday.

Ponsford said the work he did involved reattaching leather to the slain civil rights leader’s traveling Bible.

King celebration

Political and social activist Tom Turnipseed will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service of Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta for a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Turnipseed was a campaign staffer and national campaign director for Gov. George Wallace of Alabama from 1967-72. Since 1973, he has written and spoken out about racial, environmental, gender and economic justice.

Turnipseed’s talk Sunday is titled Dr. King Had Other Dreams. The church is at 3501 Walton Way Extension. Call (706) 733-7939 or see for more information.

Red Letter Jesus

Brad Sherrill, an actor who can recite whole books of the Bible, is bringing his newest Scripture-based production, Red Letter Jesus, to Georgia.

Red Letter Jesus’ script consists of the spoken words of Jesus from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The performance is augmented with footage shot in Israel, The West Bank and Jordan.

Sherrill performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at Bartow Community Center in Bartow, Ga. The cost is $15. To reserve tickets, call (478) 364-3340 or e-mailing theschool