America’s Scripture illiteracy answered by a ministry

By October 22, 2010

USA (FCBH/MNN) — Even though Americans can get ahold of
the Bible, not many are engaging with it regularly. 

A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public
Life shows that 55% of Americans can't name the four Gospels of the New

It also revealed that only 36% of Americans read the Bible
on a weekly basis, outside of religious services.

Although religion matters to Americans, few know much about
their faith, its history or the background behind the traditions. Still fewer understand the key differences
between religion and faith.

For more than three decades, Faith Comes By Hearing has been
developing and discipling people around the world with the Word of God in

Faith Comes By
Hearing recently released a series of free mobile phone app,  called,
which allow people to read, listen to, and share the Bible on the go.  

Troy Carl, national director of FCBH, reports
that since the launch, there have been more than 5 million Bible
touches, averaging more than 37 minutes of listening time per user.

U.S. cell phone users can also receive a
daily text message containing a chapter of the Audio Bible by texting
"YES" to BIBLE (24253).

The apps offer six different Bible engagement
programs. The Bible Survey program is
a 61-day overview, consisting of key stories from the Old and New Testaments.
The "You've Got The Time" program allows listeners to complete the New Testament
in 40 days by listening just 28 minutes a day.

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