Denzel Washington Reads Bible 'Every Day'

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By Kevin Donovan, Christian Post Reporter
November 28, 2007|11:09 am

Music star Carrie Underwood and award-winning actor Denzel Washington lead the way for Hollywood celebrities who are devoted Bible readers, according to this week’s issue of celebrity magazine Us Weekly.

Celebrities Joel Madden and Heidi Montag also made it to the list, although the two have no prominent past history of sharing their faith openly and have lifestyles that many might describe as far from biblical. Underwood and Washington, on the other hand, are different cases.

In a poll compiled by BeliefNet.com, Washington, 52, came in as the second ”Most Powerful Christian in Hollywood” after Mel Gibson.

He also played the voice of Solomon in the audio Bible "Inspired by: The Bible Experience."

"I read the Bible every day," the married father of four said in a new interview with Reader's Digest. "I'm in my second pass-through now. It's better the second time around."

Similar remarks were made by country singer and American Idol star Underwood, who has often expressed her faith through her music, such as hit single “Jesus Take the Wheel.”

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"I keep it on the bus," the 24-year-old songstress said, according to Us Weekly. "It's always there."

Meanwhile, Montag of the MTV reality TV series “The Hills” says she owes all her success to her faith.

"I'm reading the Bible beginning to end," Montag, 21, said. "I'm very religious. That's how I've gotten to where I am."

In Madden’s remarks, the 28-year-old frontman for rockband Good Charlotte said, "I read the Bible a lot."

"I'm a pretty conservative guy in the way I live," claimed Madden, who has a tattoo of Jesus on his arm and is expecting a baby with girlfriend Nicole Richie.

 

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