NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK
National Bible Week during the week of Thanksgiving celebrates the reading of scriptures.
Today, the Bible is still the best-selling book of all time.
Each year, church leaders encourage reading, listening, and studying the Bible. Church groups will hold events throughout the week. It’s an ideal time for families and individuals to share their faith with each other, share favorite verses, and pray together.
For many, the Bible offers a source of hope, guidance, and strength. In difficult times, its words provide comfort. It offers peace, encouragement for individuals and nations. Even non-believers find comfort in its pages.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBibleWeek
Check with your local church leaders for special events. Local city and state organizations will also recognize the week with readings, services and events. There are also several other ways to participate.
- Attend a service.
- Explore the Bible and discover a new verse.
- Host a Bible discussion
- Attend a Bible luncheon
- Give a Bible to someone
- Share your favorite verse
- Invite a friend to join you in a Bible reading.
- Read a different translation of the Bible than you’re accustomed to
- Attend a service for a denomination different from yours
- Read the Bible aloud to someone
Use #NationalBibleWeek when sharing on social media.
NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK HISTORY
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first declared National Bible Week in 1941 during World War II. At the time, the National Bible Association read passages on the air at NBC between radio broadcasts to encourage the nation during a time of war.
Since then, every president has declared the week of Thanksgiving National Bible Week.