Bible Engagement and Spiritual Growth

Both personal experience and research show that engagement with the Bible is a key indicator of spiritual growth.  LifeWay Research has recently looked into the relationship between Bible reading and discipleship with some interesting findings including……

“Many Christians and definitely many Americans have not read the whole Bible, and so they haven’t heard the whole message. In fact, just under half of Americans say they’ve read half or more of the Bible, but just one out of five Americans say they’ve read all of it.”

“Reading a passage once, you often don’t catch everything that’s going on. As you read it again, you’re in a different place in your life, and so it can have new meaning, and you can relate to that passage in different ways. People who are not reading systematically, they’re not in the Bible on a regular basis are missing out on a lot of the richness that’s there.”

Read more (and listen to the LifeWay Research podcast)