On Twitter, I asked skeptics to share with me the one book they’d recommend that Christians read if they want to critically examine their beliefs.
I felt heartbroken by one story I heard in response:
So I did some research. I was surprised that in a survey from 2017, Lifeway Research found that 20% of Americans had read the Bible at least once.
And it was encouraging that 49% of evangelicals reported that they “read a little bit each day.”
Still, there’s a big gap in terms of how well we know the Bible — and even more importantly, how much it has shaped our lives.
How about you?
Have you read through the entire Bible?
If so, what helped you to do so? For me, the #1 secret is to have and follow a plan.
If not, would you like to read the entire Bible?
For instance, what if you signed up for a plan that had you read just one chapter a day? You’d finish the Bible in three years — and have time to reflect on what you’re reading. Plus, if you fall behind for a few days, it isn’t too hard to catch back up on the weekend or another convenient time.
(If anyone would like to start a Bible reading plan in the UP Community, I think it would be exciting to cheer each other on and share what God is teaching us through his word).