Our Bible reading program and in-depth study materials have restored and increased Biblical literacy, and created a renewed hunger for God’s Word in individuals, communities, and whole churches. Discover what believers worldwide have found: a greater understanding of the Bible, a stronger faith, spiritual growth, and a deeper relationship with God.
Scripture Awakening’s Mission is to provide resources that equip people to read, study, and live God’s Word, awakened to its transformative power for their lives, communities, and the world. Scripture Awakening is comprised of three integrated and complementary ministry branches:
Bible in 90 Days (B90) is a group oriented Bible reading plan that engages people in a 90 day, cover-to-cover reading of the Bible. A specially designed Bible (NIV), a B90 Participant’s Guide, multimedia teaching videos, and group accountability all combine to make this a life-changing experience.
BNEXT Bible Studies answer the ‘What’s next?’ question everyone asks after they complete B90. BNEXT studies move users into a deeper application of God’s Word. BNEXT leadership development resources help churches build leaders, small groups, and disciples for Christ.
BEYOND resources include biblically-based books, small group resources, and leadership training guides to help Christians find wholeness in their lives. They also help entire congregations grow deeper in their understanding of Scripture and its application for the life of the church.
Our simple reading program and in-depth study materials have restored and increased Biblical literacy, and created a renewed hunger for God’s Word in individuals, communities, and whole churches. You’re invited to discover what believers in 50 U.S. states, 21 countries, and 5 continents have found: a greater understanding of the Bible, a stronger faith, spiritual growth, and a deepened relationship with the living God.
”Americans revere the Bible — but, by and large, they don’t read it. And because we don’t read it, we have become a nation of biblical illiterates.George Gallup, Jr. & Jim CastelliAmericans and the Bible
We might hope for solutions to come from the Church. And yet, a general lack of biblical grounding threatens the very life of the Church. Eighty percent of Americans, for example, claim to be Christian, but only ten percent of said Christians have even read through the entire Bible. As a result, most Christians are not drawing the life-giving power from Scripture that is available for their lives. Too spiritually weak to stand against the temptations of the world, Christians are statistically not following biblical norms for holy and happy living, leaving them not much better off than those who do not know Christ.
Thus, marriages are failing, families are falling apart, and pastors cannot keep up with it all. The Body of Christ withers from a lack of spiritual hunger. The need for spiritual hunger in God’s people is clearly evident. We pray and try to mobilize people to return to the Word. Mark Steiner, President of Through the Bible Publishers, opined:
”Biblical illiteracy is the single most significant threat to the viability of the Church in America. Do I really mean that? Yes, I absolutely do — and here’s why — God has established His Word as a cultural watershed. Once the Bible has been removed from the heart and mind of a person or a civilization, collapse is imminent. Our postmodern culture is gravely ignorant of God’s thoughts and the Bible’s wisdom. Our churches are largely impotent. Our society is therefore at risk. The walls of protection are crumbling. It is time to rebuild — brick-by-brick — using the reinforcing precepts found in God’s Word.Mark SteinerSquaring Off with Biblical Illiteracy: Seven Bricks for Establishing the Foundation
The Bible describes the first humans who turned from God as not paying attention to or obeying His Words. They ate from the wrong tree in Eden and the world has since borne the consequences (Genesis 2). God’s remedy for this problem was to send His Son into the world to atone for our sins. He also sent His Spirit, enabling us to live fully and freely for His glory. We cannot enjoy this remedy, however, if we don’t pay attention to and obey God’s Word. The Scripture, like a “tree of life,” leads us to God and provides nourishment for our lives. Therefore, Scripture Awakening is comprised of three ministry branches which together enable us to: READ B90, STUDY BNEXT, LIVE BEYOND. Each ministry branch rooted in a common source: the Bible.
As stated, when we READ, STUDY and LIVE God’s Word, we are able to enjoy the abundant life Jesus promised. B90 is designed to help participants read through the entire Bible in 90 days. After reading B90, participants often ask, “What’s next?” BNEXT Bible studies can provide a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Likewise, those who study the Word using BNEXT resources become inspired to move BEYOND mediocrity and to live the Word. BEYOND radio podcasts inform and inspire God’s people to live out their faith daily. Regardless of how you first engage with Scripture Awakening, B90, BNEXT, or BEYOND, you can enjoy fruit that comes from being awakened to the power of God’s Word!
Bible in 90 Days
In 1999, Ted Cooper, an agnostic, decided to try to read the Bible. As an accountant with a penchant for orderliness, Ted figured that if he read 12 pages of his Bible each day, he could finish it in ninety days. Ted got about halfway through the Book when he became a believer and follower of Christ. He finished his reading and was so excited that he did it again. In 2001, he created a course to help other people read the Bible cover to cover, and in 2002, he left his career to found Bible in 90 Days. In 2003, he and his ministry team developed their first video series and in 2005, Zondervan published curriculum and a Bible specifically for Bible in 90 Days. B90 grew and developed—reaching churches around the world and across denominations. B90 was enjoyed in small groups ranging from two people to 1,000 people, spanning 49 states and 20 countries. B90 became a useful tool in prisons as well. In 2012, Ted developed health issues, so he and his board of directors decided that Bible in 90 Days needed a new home. After much prayer and searching, they were led to unite with Scripture Awakening.