Coronavirus Reverses Bible Reading Decline

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It’s been a rough year-and-a-half for many families in the United States. See our full pandemic coverage here. Plenty of people struggled with depression or other mental health issues, but good news emerged from the global crisis, too.

“People were clinging to God’s Word because that was the important thing; that’s what [gave] them comfort,” Greg Yoder with Keys for Kids Ministries says.

“People aren’t throwing their Bibles away [during] the pandemic. They’re digging into them, and that’s a good thing.”

The American Bible Society is releasing key findings from its annual State of the Bible report between now and December. More about that here. Over 181 million Americans opened a Bible in the past year, reversing a previous decline.

Five key takeaways from State of the Bible 2021.

Last spring, “we saw individuals [and] families coming to Keys for Kids Ministries to dig deeper into the Word. We saw a nearly 300% increase between April, May, and June [2020],” Yoder says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Praise God for using this difficult season to draw people closer to Him.
  • Pray more parents learn about Keys for Kids resources so they can help their children grow in Christ.