Bible reading campaign hits record numbers

Bible reading campaign hits record numbers

Bible Society Australia’s “Live Light in 25 Words” campaign is set to be the most successful Bible reading campaign ever with 2,475 churches registered to take part during October.

In addition, over 5,000 individuals have registered to take part.

The aim of the “Live Light in 25 Words” campaign is to encourage Australian Christians to read the Bible every day for the month of October and turn that into the habit of a lifetime,” said Bible Society’s Chris Melville.

The campaign seeks to address the three main reasons why people say they don’t read the Bible.

“Christians are saying they just don’t have the time. Our lives are only getting busier, our stresses heavier and our attention spans shorter,” said Chris.

“This Australia-wide campaign is an invitation to Christians to make a fresh start on their Bible reading habit with just 25 words a day. It can grow from there,” he said.

Bible Society has produced a range of resources on their “25 Words” web site to help churches and individuals engage with the Bible. So far there have been over 22,000 downloads from the site. Everyone who registers will receive a daily Bible reading of around 25 words, together with a short comment and a question.

“We hope that families will use these together or that others will read the verse and discuss the questions with a friend,” Chris said.

Resources include videos for churches and children, Bible reading guides from leading Christians, theologians and preachers plus Bible study resources for individuals, churches and small groups.

A full list of details and campaign resources are available here.

Churches and individuals can still register for the campaign here to ensure they receive regular updates and information. Registration is free of charge.

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