This year, you are invited on a journey of navigation and exploration. Navigating good and evil is the theme for Lent. Other themes throughout the year include: the sensual (Feasting with God, Seeing the Spirit of God), the social (The Bible with the Saints), the spiritual (Prayer) and the political (Witness to the Light). There are also readings from Luke (the lectionary text for the liturgical year), 1 and 2 Chronicles, 1 John and Ephesians.
Star contributors this year include:
- Methodist preacher and founder of faithandworship.com John Birch
- Legal officer for the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Michiko Ete-Lima
- University chaplain and former punk band leader, New Zealand Joshua 'Spanky' Moore
- University student worker in New Delhi, India Samuel G Ngaihte
Fresh From the Word is produced by the International Bible Reading Association (IBRA) and is distributed in over 20 countries. IBRA publications are read by nearly 1 million readers in over 30 countries around the world and translated into over 11 languages in the South Pacific, Western and Southern Africa and India.
IBRA also runs an International Fund which, through generous donation from readers, enables Christians in many countries to translate, print and distribute Bible notes based on the same readings.