HOLLYWOOD, Calif. --- The actor formerly known as Christian Bale has announced a change of his first name to 'Adventist.'
The change comes after what Bale called a "fascinating read through" of a book on the 28 fundamentals of the Adventist faith.
Claiming he had never read anything like it, Bale said he had skimmed a chapter of the book every night at bedtime, initially to help him fall asleep.
"The information was really interesting and pretty well backed up with a ton of Bible verses and quotes from this woman Ellen White," said Bale.
The actor claimed that though the subject matter of the book was interesting, the style was stodgy and the writers should "get out more."
He added that the book was testimony to the fact that you can't judge a book by its cover.
"The cover makes it look like reading it is going to be more tedious than systematically studying the Yellow Pages from 1984."