Tonight, I visited the Challenge bookshop and was stunned by the title of a particular book I saw: The Wordless Book!
Who would entitle a book ‘The Wordless Book’? But more importantly, what published book in the world would be wordless? Someone may say an exercise book or a notepad.
Well, this was among the titles in the bookshop.
My curiosity was greatly aroused. I picked it up from the shelf.
The book was flat and was tied with a rubber band. And then I saw a leaflet in it…hmmm…what kind of mysterious book is this?
The Wordless Book is an evangelistic book invented by Charles Spurgeon.
According to Wikipedia,
“The Wordless Book is a Christian evangelistic book. Evidence points to it being invented by the famous London Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, in a message given on January 11, 1866 to several hundred orphans regarding Psalm 51:7 “Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” It is called a “book”, as it is usually represented with pages, although it can be shown on a single page or banner.
The book consists of several blocks of pure color that, in sequence, represent a nonverbal catechism about basic Christian teachings for the instruction of children, the illiterate, or people of different cultures. The presentation of the book is meant to be a verbal experience, however, providing the “reader” a visual cue to expound Christian doctrine extemporaneously or in impromptu situations.”
The next post details the first page of the Wordless Book.