Fresh From the Word: the Bible for a change will inspire your daily reading of the Bible in a changing world. We bring together a range of writers from biblical scholars and top theologians to creative writers, church leaders and activists for peace and justice. Our 2017 daily Bible readings offers 365 sets of notes, prayers and suggestions for how to take action while looking at biblical themes.
“Fresh From the Word is unique because we are a movement, not just a publication – a fellowship of readers around the world who read the same scripture passage each day, and so let the Spirit move among us in a fresh way.” Nathan Eddy
Star contributors this year include:
Rector of All Saints Anglican Church, Cape Town, Bruce Jenneker on love and prayer in Matthew
Parish priest in a largely Muslim town in Mozambique, Helen Van Koevering on face-to-face friendships
Benedictine solitary in New Zealand, Erice Fairbrother on dreams and dreamers
Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy, UK, Delroy Hall on the last hours of Jesus' life
Why should I read Fresh From the Word?
Reading the Bible could be the most exciting journey you ever take. Whether you are new to the Bible or an experienced reader, Fresh From the Word will inspire your exploration of scripture by delivering a creative and challenging conversation with the Bible every day of the year. With a clear, engaging format, this book will support and encourage you on your journey of faith.
What makes Fresh From the Word different to other Bible reading notes?
Unlike other daily Bible reading notes, Fresh From the Word offers a truly international perspective. Writers from 6 continents and different walks of life come together to provide thoughts, reflections and prayers and share their experiences of the Christian faith around the world.
Over a million people worldwide follow the daily readings set out in Fresh From the Word. It is translated into local languages from Samoan to Twi, Fanti to Yoruba. By reading Fresh From the Word you become part of a global community and support our aim to help Christians around the world engage with the Bible daily. With your copy of Fresh From the Word you are supporting this growing international mission.
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.
The 2016 reading scheme is still available as free PDF downloads in English, French and Spanish.
Our 2015 reading scheme is also still available as free PDF downloads in English, French and Spanish.
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