During a meeting on Monday, October, 5 with 40 Baptist publishers, editors, and reporters, President Clinton stated that: "Since I have been here [the presidency], I've spent a lot more time than I ever have in my life reading religious books, books by people I've come to know and respect. And it's made a huge difference, actually, in enduring what is the pretty significant isolation of this job." He also mentioned that he had studied the Bible for insights on political problems, including the question of abortion.
The meeting was one of a series of get togethers the president has had with religious leaders and writers. The 40 persons came from a number of different Baptist denominations. Clinton is a Southern Baptist.
Source: AP, 10/4/94