Why don’t we read the Bible more than we do?
We took that question to several leading Christian writers and thinkers this year, and they each offered their own perspective on the question. First up is apologist Lee Strobel with his answer to the question What prevents people from reading and engaging with the Bible?
Lee identifies apathy as the reason more of us aren’t reading our Bibles regularly—people just doubt that the Bible has something meaningful to say to them, so they don’t bother to take a look. Does this ring true you? If you don’t read the Bible regularly, does this describe you? And for those of you who do read the Bible regularly… was this one of the obstacles you had to overcome before Bible reading became a habit?
In the second half of his answer, Lee also hints at a natural follow-up question: what would you recommend to somebody who wants to overcome that apathy and experience the Bible, maybe for the first time? Lee’s favorite starting point is the book of Luke in the New Testament. What about you?
Stay tuned next week for the next installment in this series. In the meantime, if you missed them, click here to see other videos we’ve posted as part of our 20th anniversary project.