Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Experience Your Bible

There have been nearly 4 billion Bibles purchased in the last 50 years which makes it the best-selling book of all time! That's more than Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Twilight combined! However, there's a huge difference between "best-selling" and "most read." If the Bible was the most read book of all time I think things would be just a little different in our world today.

Why is reading the Bible such an issue today?  Is it the language, the "datedness," time?  There are so many reasons why people don't read the Bible, but I believe the primary reason is that we don't know how to experience the Bible.

Sean McDowell (along with his dad, Josh) has written a fantastic book that addresses this very reason. In Experience Your Bible, the McDowells proclaim that God's original design was to reveal Himself in the Scriptures so that He can enjoy a relationship with His people.  When Christians experience the Bible and its author, they find wisdom, meaning, and fulfillment.

I spoke with Sean about this new book and the challenges that Christians today face in developing the discipline of reading their Bibles.  To listen click here.

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