Young Bible Readers More Likely to be Faithful Adults

Graphic: LifeWay Research

A new study by LifeWay Research reveals that the best predictor of spiritual health among young adults is frequent Bible reading during childhood.

Researchers wanted to determine which parenting practice was the most successful in promoting long term spiritual vitality.  They interviewed 2,000 protestants who attend church once a month and have children between the ages of 18 and 30.

By a wide margin, Bible reading in childhood was the greatest single factor in determining healthy spirituality in young adults.  LifeWay research found that, “Twenty-nine percent of the young adults regularly read the Bible while growing up, according to their parents. On average, that group has 12.5 percent higher spiritual health than otherwise comparable individuals who didn’t”

Read the full research report here