Connecting God’s People to God’s Word
Since 2002, we have seen over 18,000 commitments to daily Bible reading by speaking in churches other venues encouraging people to re-ignite their passion for God’s Word. We equip churches and individuals with relevant resources to rekindle their passion for God’s Word. Why schedule the Ezra Project? The Barna Group, The State of the Bible: 6 Trends for 2014, a comprehensive study of Americans’ attitudes and behaviors toward the Bible, tells us why:
• Skepticism toward the Bible continues to rise…The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years.
• Only 37% of Americans report reading the Bible once a week or more.
• What keeps people from reading the Bible? The Bible is pushed to the side in part because people are just too busy. Among those who say their Bible reading decreased in the last year, the number one reason was busyness.
• Americans don’t often turn away from the Bible over ideological or emotional conflicts. Indeed, on the whole Americans say they want to read the Bible—62% wish they read Scripture more—they just don’t know how to make time.
So what keeps people from reading the Bible? Busyness. Actually, most Americans want to read the Bible more, they just don’t know how to make time. The Ezra Project addresses the busyness issue in our messages. That’s why over 60% of those who hear an Ezra Project message commit to daily Bible reading!