New research from the American Bible Society shows that more than 90 percent of Americans who read the Bible believe that its message has reshaped their lives.
The survey also showed that the Scriptures have had a positive impact on non-readers as well.
Christian Headlines reports:
“The study found that 92% of Bible users – defined as those who read Scripture three or four times a year apart from church – say that ‘the message of the Bible has transformed my life.’
‘Ultimately, Bible use isn’t only about opening a book or an app,’ an American Bible Society analysis said. ‘It’s about interacting with God. And when people connect with God in Scripture, their lives change, their attitudes change, their values change.'”
Eight percent of non-Bible users also agreed that stating “the Bible has transformed my life” was accurate for them. According to the American Bible Society, 38 percent means approximately 60 million people in the U.S.
“‘Some of these people attend church occasionally and might receive the transforming message there,’ the report said. ‘Others may have been transformed by the Bible in past experiences, though they apparently have discontinued their personal Bible reading. Perhaps some have a friend or family member speaking biblical truth to them. ‘In any case, it’s remarkable that such a sizable portion of those who aren’t reading the Bible much say they’ve been transformed by it,’ the report added.
The report also asked Bible users about their methods for reading Scripture. About half (48%) said they read a few verses at a time. That was followed by: reading passages ‘based on my mood’ (40%), reading full chapters or stories (32%), using a schedule, plan, or program (26%), and reading at the same time each day (22%).”
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