Many of us remember singing the song in Vacation Bible School as children—”The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me.” As adults, I would hope that is still the case. Yet for many, it is not.
Less than one in five American Protestant churchgoers read the Bible daily. In Canada, that number is just over one in ten. When we don’t know the Bible, we don’t live according to the Bible. And with fewer studying the Bible with regularity, is it any great surprise that biblical living is not normative?
This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Because of the freedoms we enjoy in this country, we have a unique opportunity to spend time in the word in three main ways:
- Through personal study — Daily quiet time
- Through hearing the Word proclaimed — Preaching
- Through group study — In-depth Bible study in a small-group context.
LifeWay is committed to resourcing all three areas and to providing biblical solutions for life. One of those solutions is Explore the Bible, a newly revamped small-group curriculum that takes participants through the Bible chapter-by-chapter. Here’s a short video we just released showing the benefits of both the curriculum and personal Bible study.
We also provide biblical resources for pastors and preachers through various products and training as well as through this blog and Pastors Today.
And for personal study, we have our flagship Bible, the HCSB Study Bible—which happens to be my giveaway today. This black, genuine leather version of the HCSB Study Bible, is a comprehensive, easy to read, and easy to use Bible with features and formats specifically designed to enhance your Bible study experience. You can also go to MyStudyBible.com and dive right in for a complete digital experience.
This Bible has a retail price of $79.99 and features 15,000 study notes, 290 Hebrew and Greek word studies, 66 highly detailed book introductions, 62 maps, 27 topical articles, 20 charts, and 18 illustrations, all focusing on the most important topics and questions in Bible study.
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