Research done by Barna for the American Bible Society, the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement, Reveal, LifeWay and the Center for Bible Engagement all confirm what many of us believe: The Bible is the foundation of how we grow spiritually - how we grow in our love of God and love of others.
But the question is, “has anyone taught you how to read to the Bible for spiritual growth?” You may have been told to read the Bible, but chances are you were never really taught how to read the Bible. It’s like tossing people into an ocean, telling them to swim, and then walking away without giving them any swimming lessons, thinking they’d figure it out on their own. Some basic instructions could have really helped!
There is nothing new about Scripture engagement, reading the Bible for spiritual transformation —Christians have always valued and meditated on the Bible. Jesus and the Apostle Paul were absolutely “soaked” in Scripture. Though not new, perhaps each generation needs to explore the values and practices of reflecting on the Scriptures afresh, experientially discovering its power for themselves. The resources on this website will help you engage Scripture so that you can engage God.
- 50+ Scripture engagement articles and videos on Bible Gateway
- Specific information on the 5 Abide practices
- Scripture engagement articles
- 21 Days in John – a video series using the Abide Bible methods going through the book of John
- Learn about the Abide Bible in these articles and videos
- Info on the Abide Bible Journals
- The Christian Life Survey is a Scripture engagement inventory developed by the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement. You can link to it on the Taylor Website to read about the survey and take the survey.
- Learn more at Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement, including information about the workshops that are available.