Our Challenge to You: Read the Bible in 2015
The number of people who regularly read the Bible continues to decrease. We challenge our readers to join us in reading through the Bible in 2015.
Every year the American Bible Society releases a report called “The State of the Bible.” This report provides statistics (provided by the Barna Group) on how Americans view and use the Bible. With every passing year, the report shows that the Bible is being read less and less.
What if you were called up by a survey organization and asked these questions:
- Do you own a copy of the Bible?
- Do you regularly read the Bible?
- Have you ever read the Bible from cover to cover?
Could you honestly answer yes to every one of those questions?
The people behind Life, Hope & Truth believe the Bible is one of the most important gifts that our Creator has given to human beings.If so—congratulations! You are officially in the minority when it comes to Bible readership! But if you answered no to any of those questions, we have a challenge for you.
The people behind Life, Hope & Truth believe the Bible is one of the most important gifts that our Creator has given to human beings. The Bible claims to be inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16). In other words, God has preserved His thoughts within the 66 individual books that make up the Holy Bible. We produce thousands of words of content on this website trying to help our readers understand what the Bible says and how it applies to them.
We hope you enjoy our material, but we also believe that there is unique value to reading the entire Bible yourself. It will greatly enhance your overall understanding of the flow, context and themes of the Bible. It will also introduce you to many characters and stories you probably have not heard of—stories that aren’t often made into children’s books and movies. You can only discover all of these things by actually reading it.
Our challenge to you
So we are issuing a challenge to our readers: Read the entire Bible—every word, every chapter and every book—in 2015.
This may seem daunting—maybe impossible. But it is not an impossible task! In fact, we have selected a structured plan that will take you through every book of the Bible, in chronological order, throughout the 2015 calendar year.
When you have questions from your reading—which we guarantee you will!—we are always here to help you find answers. Not only do we provide articles on hundreds of Bible topics (just use the search function on our website), but we are always available to answer questions through our “Ask a Question” page.
So if your Bible has grown dusty from lack of use, take this opportunity to blow the dust off of it and commit yourself to reading it every day in the coming year.