Changing the Way the World Reads the Bible.
A fundamentally different solution to the Bible disengagement problem
If your experience with the Bible has felt like this, you’re not alone. The Bible is more available than ever before (the average American Christian household owns 11 copies) yet over 700 people per day give up reading it.
“The Institute is committed to getting the Bible read and understood, a worthy goal that just might start the spiritual renewal this world needs.”
“Many Christian groups and movements think of themselves as ‘biblical’ while their members hardly ever read the Bible thoroughly for themselves. The Institute for Bible Reading is addressing this urgent problem with fresh research and advocacy, along with the production of ‘Readers’ Bibles.’ This is a first-rate resource to meet a first-order challenge for tomorrow’s church.”
“The leaders of the Institute for Bible Reading are among the most restless, insightful, and creative people I know. Anyone who cares about Bible engagement should beat a path to their door.”
“(Immerse) has united our church together, it has given us common ground which of course is the Bible! And called us back to our roots and what’s important to us.”
“We have chopped our Scripture up and crowded out its contents, leaving its beauty obscured and its message largely ignored. The Institute For Bible Reading is developing fresh and stunning ways of returning us to this treasure.”
Immerse is a community-based book club experience designed to take whole congregations or small groups through large portions of the Bible, together.
The program reflects much of our approach to high-impact Bible engagement: reading a naturally formatted Bible, reading at length, and having unmediated discussions about it together.
Hundreds of churches have already begun reading the Bible together with Immerse, and many are saying it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done.
Free eBook: 3 Bad Habits of Bible Reading (and How to Fix Them)
There are 3 bad habits that have become the norm in Western Christianity, and they’ve led to millions of people struggling to engage with the Bible. This eBook diagnoses the bad habits, explains why they are a problem, and offers easy steps you can take to fix them.