[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Marek Zabriskie, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, spent 2011 reading the Bible cover to cover, a challenge that he says has enriched his life and made him more spiritually alive. His experience led him to develop the Bible Challenge initiative, through which thousands more also have been inspired to read the entire Bible.
Following its success in the Episcopal Church several dioceses throughout the Anglican Communion are now embracing the Bible Challenge too.
The initiative now boasts an international advisory board composed of church leaders, theologians, biblical scholars, authors and noted lay leaders from around the world.
During a recent visit to the United Kingdom to promote the Bible Challenge, Zabriskie met with several church leaders, including the incoming and outgoing archbishops of Canterbury, both who’ve endorsed the initiative.
Among those discerning whether the initiative might work locally, are church leaders in the Welsh Diocese of St. Asaph, which Zabriskie visited during his recent U.K. tour.