Series: State of the Bible


Searching for hope – but not finding it?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series State of the Bible

“The results show that Americans overwhelmingly believe the Bible is a source of hope and a force for good even as they express growing concern for our nation’s morals.”
This is an interesting quote.  The bottom line is that “many” Americans are searching for something that Americans “overwhelmingly” believe is in the Bible.  However, even as that’s happening, they also think the country is going downhill.  What does that mean?


Americans want to read the Bible more, but don’t.

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series State of the Bible

Do you want to read the Bible more than you have in the past?  If so, you’re not alone.  Have you been successful in reading the Bible more often?  Then you are nearly alone. That’s very sad.  Especially when you see what’s coming in this article and in the rest of the series We’re going to continue looking at the Barna Research study commissioned by the American Bible Society.  The study is titled: State of the Bible 2017: Top Findings.  If you haven’t read it yet, the first article is Searching for hope – but not finding it?  The entire series (still being written at this time) is called State of the Bible. There are seven sections in the detailed findings.  We’re going to look at the first one in this article – Bible Engagement Most Americans Desire Greater Bible Use This is one of the most interesting findings in Section 1 of the study. More than half of all adults wish they read the Bible more often (58%). This is down slightly from 2016 (61%). Each segment expresses a desire for more Bible reading, in fact, one in five Skeptics (22%) and one in five non-Christians (21%) wish they read or listened to […]