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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. Best of the Bible Gateway Blog, 2011
  2. The Best of “Girlfriends in God,” 2011
  3. The Best of “Encouragement for Today,” 2011
  4. The 100 most-read Bible verses at BibleGateway.com
  5. The Best of “Everything New,” 2011

Filed under 2011 in Review, News, Year in Review