The READTHEBIBILE Project is for a generation who wants to get to know and have an intimate relationship with God through reading His word and community.
RTB is a community of believers who believe God exists and created the heavens and earth and everything that dwells in it (Genesis1). Including us (humankind), in His image (Genesis 1:27), for His glory.
We desire to please Him (Hebrews11:6), so we seek Him above everything else (Mattew 6:33) through reading the Bible, the relevant source which we believe is inspired by God (2Timonthy 3:15-17) and taking what we learn and applying it to our faith and everyday life (James 1:22).
We believe that God is a Spirit, and those who worship Him must do it in Spirit and truth (John 4:24). So we seek the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to us (1 Corinthians 2:12), praying that He will help us always rightly divide the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15) for our faith.
WHAT WE DO
We create events such as RTB Book Club, RTB30/30, and RTB in--a--year to inspire people to read the Bible for themselves as they seek an intimate relationship with God. We provide a safe space for those who want to take reading the Bible to the next level by participating in community and intellectual Holy Spirit-led conversations via our weekly meet-ups and group chats.
If you keep promising yourself that you will make time to read the Bible and have not done so yet.
If you need a safe, judgment-free space to discuss your honest thoughts on the Bible.
If you find reading the Bible challenging to do alone.
If you want to grow in your relationship with God and gain valuable relationships with like-minded believers.
I haven't regretted it for one moment. What started as a duty because of my friend became a must anticipated weekly joy. A fellowship of sisters, seeking GOD'S Kingdom. Learning who our Father is for ourselves - firsthand. And because He Is So Amazing, He is graciously leading each of us in the journey of discovering who we are in the process. What A Good, Good Father.
RTB gave me clarity and helped me connect the Bible to my everyday life. It also reaffirmed if you know better, you must do better. And now I don't really have an excuse because I know better, and when I forget, I know where to get clarity.
Deer Park, NY
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us," Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote reminds me of the truth found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The journey with my RTB family led me to this truth in a whole new light. Now I am empowered to speak the peace of God in my hood and believe God for the impossible. I've adopted these abilities by simply reading the Bible for a year with my sisters.
The RTB project has done a lot for me this year is the first time I have read and listened to the whole Bible. That means a lot because I am a person that does not like to read at all. The group of women who would meet every Thursday night to understand God's word gave me new and old friends to communicate with, and I always look forward to meeting online. If we had to start all over again, I would.
RTB has been a tremendous blessing on so many levels. The friendships and bonds that have been created and the accountability was incredible. We didn't always agree, but it was so good to have conversations about everything and anything and not feel judged because our thought process was not like someone else's. Our discussions allowed us to get clarity and to build a sisterhood. I look forward to RTB for the inspiration and wisdom shared.
RTB,…., got invited midway. I was already reading the Bible. Just the invitation alone was the energy to keep going. I finished before the year but went back to books God needed me to understand. The character of God shows up in each one of these ladies. The will of God be done in each of our lives for his glory, for his people. Thank you, Iris, for your obedience. God bless you.