Just finished watching it. I'm so disappointed in Denzel for bringing that damned book back into the world. I was simply salivating at the thought of a world without it.
As the villain said: "IT'S NOT A BOOK! IT'S A WEAPON. A weapon aimed right at the hearts and minds of the weak and the desperate. It will give us control of them. If we want to rule more than one small town, we have to have it. People will come from all over, they'll do exactly what I tell 'em if the words are from the book. It's happened before and it'll happen again. All we need is that book."
Now there's a guy who understands reality!