Bible Alive 2014 reaches its climax this October with our Bible Alive Readathon, where every word of the bible, from Genesis to Revelation will be continuously read aloud across our diocese.
Bishop Richard set the Bible Alive 2014 challenge at the start of the year, asking everyone across the Diocese of Liverpool to bring the Bible Alive in your church, school, community and hearts. With scripture being a foundational part of our faith, it is important that we all engage with it, the aim of the challenge being to find a way to get closer to scripture, and to bring someone else closer with you.
We have already seen a variety of events throughout the year as part of the Bible Alive challenge; from the Dean's Biblical themed Lent Lectures back in March, to the School Leavers celebrations in July where the children worked on a project to send Proclaimer Bibles over to benefit communities in Africa. You have also been in touch to share some of the ways your parishes and community groups have found to connect with the scriptures in unique ways that we have shared in our weekly bulletin.
Bible Alive 2014 reaches its climax this October with our Bible Alive Readathon, where every word of the bible, from Genesis to Revelation n will be continuously read aloud across our diocese. This will conclude with a grand celebration at our cathedral on Bible Sunday October 26th.
Joining together to read God’s word aloud and proclaim that the Bible is Alive today will be a fitting end to Bishop Richard's challenge. Each deanery has organised its own Readathon events as best works for their parishes.
Bible Readathon in the Deaneries
Each Deanery has been given a portion of the Bible to read during the Readathon. How and where they do it is up to them. So scripture is being read in schools and churches, chapels and cafes. They have a mix of the Old and New Testament as well as some of the wisdom literature so there is a real mix being read in each deanery.
All this means that across our diocese every word of scripture will be read aloud during our October Readathon.
Look out in your local church to see how you can get involved or why not take up a personal challenge during the Readathon and read a book that you haven't looked at for a while,
At the start of Bible Alive Bishop Richard said "I challenge our diocese to make 2014 a year where you bring the bible alive. In your church, your school, your community." Taking part in the Readathon can inspire you to meet that challenge.