A Look Back at 2011: Did You Say 100 Million?

This is the second in a series of three posts about the past and future of Bible Gateway; see part 1.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned the movement of which you are a part: the movement dedicated to the daily practice of reading, and being changed by, Scripture. Some stats indicate that while 9 out of 10 households in the United States own a Bible (and even those that don’t probably have at least limited access to Scripture online), the Bible is still the least-read book on the shelf.

Knowing the power of the Bible, that is discouraging news, right? But that’s not the end of the story. I want to encourage you that the movement toward daily Scripture reading is really under way—change is happening. I feel confident in saying this because of the stats we get to see on BibleGateway.com.

I want to share with you a few numbers that will make you excited about the foundations of this Scripture-reading movement. In 2011, visitors to BibleGateway.com accomplished some impressive things. So we created a little video infographic to share the details:

Can’t see the video? You can also watch it on Youtube, or download a static version (PDF) to read.

THANK YOU for being a part of God’s exciting work through His Word. May 2012 see an even more dramatic increase in the number of people spending time every day in Scripture!

Related posts:

  1. The 100 most-read Bible verses at BibleGateway.com
  2. Why We’re Reading the Bible in 2012
  3. The Best of Lee Strobel’s “Investigating Faith,” 2011
  4. Read the New Testament (or the whole Bible) in 2011 with our Bible reading plans
  5. Your stories on Youtube!

Posted by Rachel Barach

Filed under 2011 in Review, General