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