Has it ever dawned on you that Christianity is far too fragmented? What if we could build bridges and break down the walls that divide us? What if we could invite Christians from around the world to come together and do something that unifies and inspires all of us and to do something that we all believe in – like reading the Bible? What if millions of Christians could develop a lifelong habit of reading the Bible and be inspired to encourage others to join us so that together we could share this spiritual practice and know the love that God has for us and take our faith more seriously?
This is the goal of the Center for Biblical Studies. Our mission is to promote The Bible Challenge – a simple effort to encourage individuals and churches around the globe to read the entire Bible. Studies show that if someone reads the Bible for 21 days in a row that they have an 80% chance of developing a lifetime habit of reading the Bible.
Imagine what it would be like to live in a world and worship in churches where lots of people read the Bible daily and are spiritually energized by God’s Word as opposed to being spiritually dry, lost and lacking hope. We hope that you will accept The Bible Challenge and let reading God’s Word be part of each of your days for the rest of your life. It can transform your life and the world that we share.
The Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie
Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Founder and Executive Director of The Bible Challenge and The Center for Biblical Studies