The YouVersion Bible App team tracked the opening of the movie Noah, and during the three-day opening weekend the app reported a 300 percent increase in people reading or listening to the Noah story from the book of Genesis.
In actual numbers, YouVersion reports during the opening weekend, the Noah story was read or listened to on the app 389,794 times—or about 129,931 times per day. It’s the highest number of people exploring that passage that they’ve ever experienced.
Bible Gateway, another top online Scripture site, reports similar findings with a 223 percent increase. Geof Morin, executive vice president of the American Bible Society, did a sampling among their huge number of Facebook followers and discovered that 87 percent of respondents said they were reading the story of Noah because of weekend conversations about the film. If you’d like to be part of the American Bible Society’s effort to share the Noah story, you can sign up here.
Keep in mind that these are just three sources of information, and YouVersion and Bible Gateway don’t account for all the people reading the story in print. As Benny Perez, senior pastor at The Church at South Las Vegas, told me, “Our church members are reporting over and over that the first thing they’re doing after seeing the movie is to pull out their Bibles and reread the story.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News