Chris Juby

Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.

I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world.

Find out about the project here, or feel free to get in contact.

1,000 Days of Bible Summary

Today is the 1,000th consecutive day that I've woken up, read a chapter of Scripture and published a summary on Twitter. (And what a gift of a chapter to mark the occasion!)

Other than the absolute basics of life, I'm not sure there's anything else that I've done literally every day for this length of time. It's the deepest kind of habit now.

The benefit of reading and summarising has changed over time. At first I had to think about it a lot. It was a deliberate choice every day to engage with Scripture. The active attention really helped my reading and understanding.

These days Bible Summary is basically automatic. I obviously still have to decide what to include in the summaries, but the processes for making those decisions are well established. And I have a clear sense of the style of the project.

The benefit these days (other than the inherent benefit of reading any part Scripture) is mainly in the sheer discipine of the project, and the sense of pilgrimage.

I've actually only got six months left to go now. I can't imagine what it's going to feel like the first day I wake up without a chapter to summarise. To be honest, I think it will be almost easier to just start again than to do nothing...

But I'm getting ahead of myself! We've still got John's gospel to finish, then the book of Acts, the letters and - let's not forget - the book of Revelation to go.

Tags: progress

Comments

Matt

Thanks for your efforts and discipline. It has been great to follow along and benefit from it in many ways!

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