Reading the Bible can be a struggle.
Let’s be honest. We know the Bible is important, and that God is supposed to speak to us through it. So why do so many of us end up confused, overwhelmed, and bored? Why are people giving up and walking away from the Bible in unprecedented numbers?
It’s not your fault.
For starters, our modern Bibles are made for referencing, not reading. When chapters and verses were added to our Bibles a few hundred years ago, additives like section heads, footnotes, cross references, and commentary began piling up as well. These additions help us navigate the Bible quickly, but they also encourage us to read in fragments and bounce from book to book rather than reading deeply.
Our modern Bibles look and feel more like a dictionary made for study than a story we can get swept up in. Is it any wonder it’s so hard to actually read?
So what would happen if we turned back the clock and restored the Bible to its original simplicity and beauty?
We’re here to help.
The Institute for Bible Reading was created to give people tools and frameworks that fundamentally change the way they read the Bible so it can achieve its mission and become the story that defines their lives. So far, our efforts have helped over 6 Million people experience the Bible in fresh new ways through programs like The Story and Community Bible Experience.
But that’s just the beginning. We want to help people around the world learn to read the Bible well.
The Institute’s Three Functions:
The world is ready for a new era of Bible reading. An era where we read the Scriptures in a way that honors the authors’ intentions. An era where whole communities gather around God’s Word, understand his story and find their place in it. This is real, this is possible, and you’re invited to join us for the journey.