66 books. 66 minutes.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” John 1:1
About 8 years ago God laid this idea on our hearts of reading the entire Bible out loud, simultaneously, over a defined time span. The thought was thrilling! It would connect believers of every nation, tribe, and tongue in a unique way while we express ourselves as the Body of Christ in an act of corporate worship.
While it is 21st-century technology that affords this opportunity, it takes us back to the 1st-century church when people were devoted to the apostles’ teaching. In fact, it was this idea that prompted us to pursue this project. In 2018 we went on a trip to Israel with John Turner from Father’s House Educational Foundation. We experienced the Word of God coming to life where it all actually happened.
It was just what we needed to make our dream a reality, and in 2019 it became known as "Project 66."
God gave us the entire Bible so that we could know Him. When we know Him and begin to understand who He is, what He has done for us and how much He loves us, we can begin to love Him better.
Many scriptures tell us of the importance of obedience to the Word of God:
Proverbs 2 tells us if we accept His words, store up His commands within us and search for it as for hidden treasure, then we will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Psalm 119 is full of blessings for those who keep His ways and seek Him with all their heart. It is a song describing the greatness of His precepts. To list just a few: “His word is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (v. 89), “it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (v. 105), “it is my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart!” (v. 111)
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active…”
Isaiah says in chapter 30:21, “…This is the way, walk in it…”
Finally, Matthew says in chapter 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away”. Our heart in this entire endeavor is that God’s Word would be highly exalted and honored and that it would be a fragrant aroma to God, our Lord Most High. We look forward with confident expectation to see how God will use His Words to change people’s lives.
If you are reading this then we hope that you will prayerfully consider joining us in glorifying God through the reading of His magnificent Word.
Mark and Tina Mitchell