Day 80 readings with testimonies - HealingStrong October 20, 2020
Around the Word in 80 Days first reading began on August 1, 2020 with a group of individuals from the organization HealingStrong came together during a difficult year when connections with each other and God was on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Their desire was simple – to read the Bible in its entirety from Genesis to Revelation, and to do so together, every night. What the group discovered is the power of God’s Word being read out loud with each other made a powerful impact on every single person involved. It was simply reading God’s Word out loud and watching Him work. The group grew and people were signing on from all over the world. It was that simple – An opportunity to join together to read God’s Word. Since then other groups have started their own Around the Word in 80 Days. This website is dedicated to providing the resources and to help you to connect with a group of readers who are engaged nightly, or perhaps — to start your very own Around the Word in 80 Days!
During Around the Word in 80 Days, groups will start a reading for one hour a day or evening at Genesis 1:1 and continue daily for 80 days, or until the Bible is finished in Revelation 22:21. Readers sign-up to join together and take turns reading out loud for 10-15 minutes. Small groups of people can also do this together, each taking turns to read.
Each night, readings start right where it was left off the night before, and the readers are assigned an order of reading (not passages). Readers read from one of these favorite versions of the Bible (NIV, NIVR, ESV, NLT, NASB, CEV, NET, NKJV, or KJV) and we even encourage those who want to read in their native language (ie: Spanish or Portuguese) to do so. We have witnessed God reach down from heaven on numerous occasions touching all of our hearts. We see first hand the healing of hearts and bodies, relationships being restored, forgiveness manifesting in hearts, and people of all walks of life coming together as one. Readers include avid Bible readers, those who have never read the Bible before, and everywhere in between. It is transformational.
We hope and pray this initiative will continue to encourage people to read the entire Bible together, outloud, in a period of time (80 days) that encourages a better understanding of how it all fits together for His glory and His purposes. Our hope and prayer is that we can help others to start their very own Around the Word in 80 Days bible reading, inviting their friends and family to join in daily with a commitment of 80 days. Your days will be ordered around it and YOU WILL get through and be forever changed. All you need is a Bible and a desire to have others join you in reading the Word of God outloud. We provide you with instructions to use a sign-up tool, daily email reminders, and an actual video reading of one night of readings.
Have you participated in a Around the Word in 80 Day Project and would you like to share the impacts of your experience with us? We would love you hear from you!