The how and why of Bible reading – and why we should do it more

Posted on December 5, 2023 
Filed under Encouragement, Sydney Diocese

“According to the recent National Church Life Survey, 47 per cent of Sydney Anglicans say they read their Bible every day and 75 per cent of them a few times a week. This is a very encouraging statistic!

During the pandemic, newspapers reported something of a revival in personal “spiritual practices”, including reading “holy texts”, prayer and meditation. No doubt many Christians also found that being forced to stay at home lent itself to reviving personal Bible reading and time with God in a more disciplined way.

The Scriptures emphasise both the importance and also the sheer joy and privilege of meeting God in his word …”

Archbishop Kanishka Raffel encourages us to continue to hear and respond to God’s word. He writes at