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Why Don’t You Read the Bible More? An Honest, No-Guilt Question for the New Year

Why don’t you read the Bible more? That’s not meant to be a scolding or guilt-inducing question. It’s a simple truth about American culture (and, I suspect, many others around the world) that most of us own a Bible, and we speak highly of the Bible, but we don’t actually read the Bible—at least, not […]

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Poll: What Bible Reading Resolutions Are You Making for the New Year?

A new year is right around the corner, and we all know what the means: New Year’s Resolutions! What Bible-related resolution(s) are you making for 2017? Share your plans in the poll below. Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of […]

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Resolve to Get to Know Your Bible Better in 2017 (And Let Us Help!)

Are you starting to think about New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Why not make a resolution to spend some time in the New Year getting to know your Bible better?

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Where Do Verse and Chapter Numbers in the Bible Come From?

If the familiar verse and chapter numbers in our Bibles weren’t part of the original manuscripts, where did they come from and why do we use them? How do verse numbers help (or hinder) your Bible reading? We take a look at the history of verse and chapter numbers in the Bible, and why our Bibles look they way they do.

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Two Simple Ways to Make Your Bible Reading Easier

Did you get a chance to watch our Bible Reading is Broken, and It’s Not Your Fault broadcast earlier this month? In it, we talked with the Institute for Bible Reading to find out why it can be so challenging to read the Bible—and how you can do a few simple things to make your […]

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Reading Scripture in Public This Christmas? Here’s Why It’s Important (And How to Do it Well)

Will you be reading part of the Bible out loud in a public setting this Christmas season—perhaps narrating the Christmas story at your church or a family gathering? Pastors and worship leaders around the world will, of course, be reading Scripture out loud at worship services throughout the holiday season, as they do all year. […]

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Watch Our Discussion: Bible Reading is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault!

Our live broadcast of “Bible Reading is Broken, And it’s NOT Your Fault!” is complete, but you can still watch it on Facebook or here: As a special for viewers, you can you can get a special discount on Glen’s book, Saving the Bible From Ourselves! Through December 30, enter code 506-587 at IVPress.com for […]

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Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!

Update: The live discussion is now complete, and you can watch it here. Join us at 11am EST today on Facebook for a special live discussion with the Institute for Bible Reading! We’ll discuss the challenges of reading and understanding the Bible—and some very good news: Bible reading doesn’t have to be so hard! The […]

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Our “Letters to the Church” Series is Complete. What’s Next?

With last week’s look at the New Testament book of Philemon, our Letters to the Church series has come to an end! If you’ve been following along since the beginning, you’ve explored each of the “Pauline epistles”—the letters written by the apostle Paul to the early Christian communities. [See the Pauline Studies section in the […]

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How to Study the Bible: Digesting Instead of Devouring

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly […]

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