Staff Picks: The Bible Project

October 12, 2017
Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our youth pastor, Dave Hallahan.

As the video above says, The Bible Project is a non-profit that makes video content that allows people to read and study the Bible more effectively. All of their videos are really well done. I would like to especially highlight and recommend their Read Scripture series.

In this series they have short videos that outline each book giving attention to historical background and context, biblical background and context, as well as thematic elements in the book. Each video is relatively short, 5-8 mins, and is therefore easily digestible. They are also done in such a way that they are usable for Bible readers of all ages. I have used these with teens, suggested it to our young adults, and used them for my personal Bible reading.

The Bible is a deep, complex book. It’s depth allows for readers to return again and again learning something new each time a passage is visited. But it’s complexity can also leave readers feeling stuck and left out, as if the biblical authors have an inside joke and we’re not in on it. I’ve felt the positives of the depth and the frustrations of the complexity at different times.

But thanks to The Bible Project, you can be! These videos are great primers for personal reading, family devotions, and educational tools. Definitely check them out next time you’re feeling stuck or just to add another dimension to your Bible reading!