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What Happens When 10,000 People Read the Same Book

Over 10,000 friends are joining us for the #LentChallenge.

Can you believe it?

10,000 people from around the world dedicating about 30 minutes per day to read through the entire New Testament. My heart is bursting at its seams in anticipation for what God is going to do in and through our lives during the next 40 days.

(Psst… it’s not too late to join us. Download the free reading guide, here. Subscribe to the YouVersion reading guide, here).

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are abuzz with #LentChallenge posts. I wanted to share a few of my favorite tweets, blogs, and emails from our first week of the #LentChallenge: Continue Reading...

You Don't Want to Miss This

Today.

The day we come together as an expectant community to unwrap the story of God.

We never expected the thousands of individuals, churches, small groups, families, youth groups, and more who are joining in the #LentChallenge.

Still not sure if the #LentChallenge is for you?

I don’t know exactly what the next 40 days will look like in your life. You may be facing a pile of bills, a heart-wrenching diagnosis, the pieces of a broken relationship, a schedule that just.won’t.stop.

But I do know that God has something wonderful in store for you and for me. Verses that will breathe life to your soul. Passages that will come alive in a whole new way. Facets of Jesus’ character that will seep their way into your heart. Challenges and convictions. Whispers and echoes.

And here’s the one requirement: Continue Reading...

When Encountering Jesus Isn’t What You Expect

During the Lenten season, I invited you to read the entire Bible in 40 days (sounds crazy, I know. Click here to download the free reading guide). We glimpsed God’s story at a breathtaking 40,000 feet. Themes popped off the page I hadn’t noticed before. Stories I had typically glazed over were brought to life once again. I learned things about God and myself during those 40 days that I’m still chewing over.  And I am busting at the seams with a love for God’s Word like never before.

While it was breathtaking to read Scripture at such a broad view, many of those who read along wanted to slow down and dive deep.

Well, me too! Me too!

That’s why I’m inviting you and your friends to go on another wild adventure with me through God’s Word this summer. I’m so excited to be diving into the Bible. Continue Reading...

10 Ways to Celebrate Scripture

Over the last 40 days, I’ve spent time exploring the garden with Adam and Eve, wrestling lions with Samson, visiting churches with Paul, and falling more in love with God with each turning page of his beautiful story. A few thousand crazy-pants friends and I went on an adventure through the entire Bible—about 30 chapters per day. (You can read about what this taught me, here).

After those 40 days ended, I felt spiritually full—like the buttons on my jacket were going to pop off. It’s a feeling I don’t want to let go of.

I’ve collected 10 ideas to celebrate the wonder of Scripture every day and wanted to share them with you-- whether you read the whole Bible during Lent or want to lay hold of its treasures each day of the year. Feel free to add your own in the comments below and share this page with others:

1) Carve out time. I don’t know about you, but I can make every excuse in the book not to read God’s Word—I may have good intentions, like reading books about reading the Bible, but there is nothing like opening the pages and letting Scripture saturate you in God’s mercy, grace, and love. Continue Reading...

ENCOURAGEMENT

Thousands of people have joined in reading through the Bible during the 40 Days of Lent this year. People have invited their small groups, friends, spouses, neighbors, and co-workers to join in.

We’re already in Week Four of the Wonderstruck by Scripture 40 Day Bible Reading Guide. That means that by the end of this week we’re more than half way through.

If you’ve fallen behind, here are some tips on how to catch up.

As you’re reading and preparing your heart for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter morning, I want to offer you a jolly dose of encouragement.

God is doing more in you through this season of Lent than you realize! [Tweet this]

1. Notice What You’re Reaching For. Making a commitment to read the entire Bible during Lent is changing me—and I bet it’s changing you too! Continue Reading...