DAYTON, Ohio — A bus driver says his Bible saved his life after he was shot twice in the chest on Monday.
According to the Dayton Daily News, Rickey Waggoner, a Dayton RTA bus driver, was fixing a mechanical problem on his bus when three suspects approached him and shot him in an apparent gang initiation.
Waggoner was shot twice in the chest at close range, but a “contemporary version” of the Bible, titled “The Message,” absorbed the bullets that would have killed the 49-year-old man, according to the paper.
“There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident because (Waggoner) should probably not be here,” Dayton Police Sgt. Michael Pauley told the paper.
FoxNews.com spoke to Eugene H. Peterson, the author of “The Message,” and he said he was “thrilled” to know his book stopped bullets.
That’s wonderful,” said Peterson, who is 81. “I’ve heard stories about that happening during the second World War.”
Read more: Dayton Daily News