The Bible, and teens 

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If you are like me I bet you get tired of the evening news. At times it appears to only report the bad news. Well here is some good news I found the other day. Teens are reading their Bibles. 
Most practicing Protestant teenagers—those who identify as Protestant, attend church at least once a month, and say their faith is very important in their lives—who read their Bible do so the same amount all year long (73%), much like all Bible-reading American teens (69%).

Of those who are left, 18 percent of practicing Protestant teens read more during the school year; only half that amount read more during the unstructured summer (9%). 

Those findings come from the second annual poll of how more than 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17 interact with the Bible, commissioned by the American Bible Society and conducted by the Barna Group in May.

The survey also asked whether teens saw their parents reading the Bible. Half of practicing Protestants (49%) said their parents read Scripture regularly; another 42 percent said sometimes.

  This should give us who want to see teens reached for Christ hope. The only hope for any of us including teens is the good news which is written about in the Bible.

What do you think.

Until next time

Billy David Dickson 

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