Tyndale House Publishers has teamed up with the Institute For Bible Reading to offer free resources for communal Bible reading and studying as many churches remain closed.
“One of the things that we’ve seen recently in the midst of this is that reading the Bible by yourself can be lonely. You’re there alone to wrestle with your questions. And so … we want to bring people together,” Paul Caminiti, senior director of mobilization for IFBR, told The Christian Post.
The book publisher and activist think tank have worked together for the last few years to offer the increasingly popular “Immerse Bible Reading Experience.”
The six-volume Bible was created to provide faith communities with the “best reading experience possible” by laying out the Scripture in a “single-column setting” with each chapter displayed “according to its literary genre” without notations, chapter and verse numbers, section headings, and footnotes.
But in light of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the two organizations have launched “Immerse From Home,” or 10-day virtual Bible “book clubs,” allowing believers to study Luke-Acts with fellow churchgoers online.
The new initiative provides free copies of its book Immerse Messiah (narrating the books of Luke and Acts in novel form) along with a plethora of digital resources allowing users to hold their own “book club” sessions with members of their churches, friends or family.
“We really made a hard pivot away from Bible studies to book clubs,” Caminiti said. “So there’s no participant guides. There is no filling in the blanks.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith