We’ve always heard the good book would save our lives, now Ricky Wagoner has proof.
Two shots to the chest didn’t kill him because they hit “The Message,” instead of Ricky.
Wagoner was carrying the modern translation of The New Testament, in his shirt pocket when he was attacked by three men.
"There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident, because he probably should not be here," Sgt. Michael Pauley told the Dayton Daily News.
"My chest feels like I've been hit with a sledgehammer," Wagoner told a 911 operator as he called for help. Dayton Cops say Ricky did end up with stab wounds in his arm, and a bullet wound to the leg, but he’ll bounce back just fine.
Ricky was working on his bus when he was jumped in what he thinks was a gang initiation.
“Kill him if you want to be all the way in the club," he says one of the thugs yelled to another.
Police are still investigating the attack.