LOS ANGELES, CA—An anonymous tipster pointed out to media outlets Tuesday that author, speaker, and former pastor Rob Bell had listed his Bible on the Los Angeles Craigslist for sale section.
The post inadvertently revealed Bell’s identity, as the Bible had his name embossed in gold on the front cover, though it was clear from the image the sacred tome had never once been opened in his years of owning the beautiful version of the holy Scriptures.
“One Bible, never used,” the ad read. “$5 obo. You pick up. No guarantees as to accuracy of the contents of the book—all sales final. Will consider trades for books by Oprah or any other new age gurus. Call or text, ask for Rob.”
The tipster also noted similar posts with the same contact phone number, all attempting to sell or trade various copies of the Bible and other books on orthodox theology, all in pristine condition, without a hint of wear.
According to sources close to Bell, the author and speaker eventually accepted a trade, giving up the holy, eternal Word of God in exchange for a $1 off coupon to Wienerschnitzel.