Posted: 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
By Rick Couri
The Bible was taken in 1971 out of frustration.
A German man had come to Great Britain to study English but he was upset with his instruction.
Thinking things weren’t going well he took the Good Book and went home with the intention of reading it in order to learn the language.
When his plans gave way to a busy life he put the book away and forgot about it.
The man wrote a letter to the church explaining "whenever I came across the bible I would have this guilty conscience about doing it."
But he could never bring himself to take it back so the Bible stayed in his house until the pressure finally got to him.
The BBC reports the church got the letter saying "you won't believe receiving this letter and you certainly won't believe receiving a bible in the post shortly."
Shortly afterwards the Bible arrived and it wasn’t your average run of the mill pew version.
Instead it was a massive leather-bound edition complete with brass clasps and beautiful engraving.
The church noted that those Bibles were standard for families that were well off and now “we have ours back.”