and resources that lead
to life transformation.
Research plays a key role in our mission to help people grow spiritually. We work to find out how people best connect with Scripture and what difference it makes in their lives.
The Center for Bible Engagement seeks to answer the question: Why do so many people own Bibles but so few read them? The CBE goes beyond simple Bible usage statistics to consider attitudes and behaviors that significantly impact spiritual growth and a person's relationship with God. The primary goal of the CBE is to develop tools and resources that will engage people with God's Word.
Since its inception in 2003, the CBE has become the major world center addressing Bible engagement and spiritual growth. Our researchers have surveyed more than 400,000 people around the world about their spiritual lives. Today the CBE is led by Dr. Arnie Cole & Dr. Pamela Ovwigho. Browse in-depth research findings below.
Snapshot of the 400,000+ Surveyed
The Power of 4 Effect
A key discovery from the CBE research is that the life of someone who engages scripture 4 or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not. In fact, the lives of Christians who do not engage the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as the lives of non-believers.
Someone who engages the Bible 4 or more times a week is:
more likely to memorize scripture
less likely to view pornography
less likely to struggle with loneliness
more likely to share faith with others