Video Introduction and Overview
Welcome to the website of the Read the Bible for Life initiative, which aims to improve biblical literacy in the church by encouraging readers to grow in joy and skill in reading the Bible. The initiative seeks to foster:
- an understanding of how to read the parts of Scripture well,
- a perspective on the Bible as a grand story God has written on the world,
- a grasp of the themes of Scripture that thread their way powerfully and beautifully from the beginning to the end of this book of books, and
- sound application of the Scripture to modern-day life.
Through a variety of tools found on this website, we seek to help the local church by offering a multifaceted strategy for raising up disciples who are rooted and growing in the Scriptures. Visit the Read the Bible for Life blog, by author George Guthrie, for updates on the initiative for both you and your church.
SOURCE: Author George Guthrie's blog
Last Fall Baker Books asked me to conduct a series of interviews in Chicago on teaching and preaching the text of Scripture. The interviews are meant to focus attention on a new commentary series called “Teach the Text.” I have endorsed the series, which is exceptionally well-conceived. I think pastors and teachers are going to [...]
Crossroads Baptist Church in The Woodlands, TX has been a key partner in Read the Bible for Life in the past year. They recently culminated a year of reading through the Bible with this wonderful 30 min. read-through the highlights of the Story. After an introduction by Associate Pastor Calvin Pearson, the readings begin about [...]
Baptist Press asked me to reflect on the past year with the Read the Bible for Life initiative.You can see the article on their site here. The full article is below. JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) — A.J. Jacobs describes himself as Jewish “in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant.” Yet, this secular [...]