We’re committed to putting our research into action by creating real resources to help people read and understand the Bible. So we partnered with Tyndale House Publishers to create Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience, our signature program and our best work yet.

Using a Bible designed for reading at length, readers are invited to get lost in the stories, poetry, letters, and other literature that make up that grand narrative of the Scriptures. A simplified “book club” discussion model encourages groups to read large portions of the Bible and simply talk about what they read.

Immerse invites churches to make regular, intentional Bible reading a core piece of their community’s identity. By participating in two 8-week experiences per year, churches can read through the entire Bible together in three years.

It’s not a Bible study. It’s ultimately an invitation to a vibrant, transformative relationship with God and with each other through his Word.

Immerse Stories

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“In this culture the screen always wins, they say. But when the Messiah New Testament is opened up in our class…you can hear a pin drop.”

-Nathan Smith
Bible Teacher, Calvin Christian High School

“What a blessing. What a tremendous benefit it has brought to the Brooklyn Tabernacle.”

-Jim Cymbala
Pastor, The Brooklyn Tabernacle

“People said this is the greatest thing this denomination has done in a long time, or as long as they can remember. I got comments like that.”

-Michelle Sanchez
Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples,
Evangelical Covenant Church

“If you are a pastor and it matters to you if your people are reading God’s Word and understanding it, then you’ll love this.”

-Chris Morrison
Pastor, Macedonia Temple of God

“I talked to our leadership team about it, they got excited, and it just kept catching fire at different places.”

-Melissa Wall
Lead Pastor, DeerGrove Covenant Church

“In this culture the screen always wins, they say. But when the Messiah New Testament is opened up in our class…you can hear a pin drop.”

-Nathan Smith
Bible Teacher, Calvin Christian High School

“What a blessing. What a tremendous benefit it has brought to the Brooklyn Tabernacle.”

-Jim Cymbala
Pastor, The Brooklyn Tabernacle

“People said this is the greatest thing this denomination has done in a long time, or as long as they can remember. I got comments like that.”

-Michelle Sanchez
Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples,
Evangelical Covenant Church

“If you are a pastor and it matters to you if your people are reading God’s Word and understanding it, then you’ll love this.”

-Chris Morrison
Pastor, Macedonia Temple of God

“I talked to our leadership team about it, they got excited, and it just kept catching fire at different places.”

-Melissa Wall
Lead Pastor, DeerGrove Covenant Church

A Bible Made For Reading

It starts with a new kind of Bible. Using all of the latest research on typography and page design, we created a Bible with one goal in mind: to provide the best reading experience possible.

Immerse: The Reading Bible restores the Bible’s text to its natural literary form: stories look like stories, songs look like songs, and poetry looks like poetry. Rather than traditional chapters and verses, each book is formatted based on the natural literary structures the authors incorporated when the books were first composed.

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No chapters, verses, or other modern additives

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Line spacing and filigrees indicate natural literary sections

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Chapter and verse ranges included for reference at the top of each page

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Books that were separated, such as Luke and Acts, have been put back together

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Generous margins and line spacing make for a comfortable reading experience

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Line length and number of characters have been scientifically determined for the optimal readability

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Immerse uses the extremely readable New Living Translation (NLT)

In some cases we reordered the books in a way that makes more sense for cover-to-cover reading. For example, we rearranged the New Testament so that all four Gospels aren’t bunched at the front, and Paul’s letters are in approximate chronological order rather than the traditional order of longest to shortest.

Fresh Conversations

Rather than the traditional Bible study format, Immerse encourages groups to simply have unmediated conversations about what they’ve read, more like a book club. There are no study guides, workbooks, or DVD lessons.

Instead, there are 4 conversation starters:

  1. What stood out to you this week?

  2. Was there anything confusing or troubling?

  3. Did anything make you think differently about God?

  4. How might this change the way we live?

A New Rhythm For the Church

Instead of one big book, Immerse is divided into six readable volumes. If a church reads two volumes per year, they can read the entire Bible together in three years. Once they finish, they can start over again. Regularly spending time in God’s word together can become a core part of their life together as the body of Christ.

Experiencing life together, deeply engaged with God’s word on an ongoing basis. That’s the vision for Immerse.

Immerse: Messiah

Year 1 – Book 1
Immerse: Messiah
New Testament

Immerse: Beginnings

Year 1 – Book 2
Immerse: Beginnings
Genesis – Deuteronomy

Immerse: Kingdoms

Year 2 – Book 1
Immerse: Kingdoms
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel-Kings

Immerse: Prophets

Year 2 – Book 2
Immerse: Prophets
Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel, Jonah

Immerse: Poets

Year 3 – Book 1
Immerse: Poets
Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job

Immerse: Chronicles

Year 3 – Book 2
Immerse: Chronicles
Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel

Want to Learn More?

Click here to go to the Immerse website to learn more and place an order for your church