Sept 2: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible?

9-2-09: You can be the most Godly man on earth in wisdom and power, but you’ll still be unfulfilled in your quest for perfection. Ecc 1-2

Whether a fool or a saint, you’ll still one day breathe no more. Humanity is equal in God’s eyes. Ecc 2:16

Put your work in perspective: it will still continue after you’re gone. Prioritize carefully. Ecc 2:17-33

Neither wealth nor hard work brings true contentment. Only God can do that. Ecc 4:7-8

“You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Gangster rap group NWA. [Also in Ecclesiastes 5:1-2]

Don’t ever say “yes” if you don’t mean to fulfill that “yes”. Ecc 5:5

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • BBaltrus


    I just wanted to let you know that I find your one sentence bible as valuable as your love is an orientation work, which I believe is some of the most important work currently being done by a Christian in a secular setting.

    Grace and Peace to you!

  • Andrew Marin

    BBaltrus – Thank you so much for that. I have no idea if anyone reads these or not, or gets anything out of them. I figured if I was getting something out of them (which I do), maybe others would too? Your words have touched my heart so deeply. Thank you from the depths of my soul for letting me know. Much love!!!

  • Mrs T

    Keep it up, maybe with fewer verses. You never know who you will touch.

    The Word is powerful & the Spirit uses it!