Study: Deeper Engagement With Scripture Can Lead to Improved Health and ‘Increased Levels of Hope’

With the ongoing pandemic, many people have been battling mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, bitterness, and unforgiveness.

Doctors say emotional health is directly tied to physical health; however, new research shows people can dramatically improve their overall well-being by reading scripture.

John Plake from the American Bible Society discussed findings from a recent study, revealing that deeper engagement with the Bible can have a positive effect on people.

“In the midst of a pandemic and this sort of once in a century disruption we’ve been experiencing in America, we were interested to know, how does the Bible help people? We were extremely heartened to realize that in the midst of languishing and the struggle that the nation’s been in, people who are deeply connected to the Bible and to Christian community are remarkably resilient,” Plake told CBN’s Healthy Living.

Plake said it’s clear that stress levels have increased as a result of COVID-19, and that extra stress hasn’t ended.

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Source: CBN