Bible tweets reach NT

01 March 2013

CHRIS JUBY, who is tweeting the entire Bible, a chapter a day, has reached the New Testament.

Mr Juby, from Durham, began condensing each chapter on 8 August 2010. His first tweet read: "God created the heavens, the earth, and everything that lives. He made humankind in his image, and gave them charge over the earth."

He arrived at St Matthew's Gospel last Friday with the message: "The record of Jesus Christ, son of Abraham. Mary bore a son by the Holy Spirit. An angel told Joseph to name him Jesus."

He told The Northern Echo: "The Old Testament is full of famous stories, but the Gospels is where we hear about the life of Jesus. People are interested in finding out what's really in the Bible, regardless of what they believe."

His last tweet should go on the internet on 8 November.

Mr Juby, who is director of worship, media, and arts at King's, Durham, an Evangelical church, reads a chapter of the Bible each morning. "I always read through from Genesis to Revelation. As I was coming to the end last time, I thought I needed a way of focusing my mind a little bit more on what I was reading. I thought a summary would be a good way of doing this. I already used Twitter; so I thought I'd share my summaries.

"It is perhaps regarded as a bit of an oddball thing to do, but I hope, in doing the summary, it will inspire people to read the Bible for themselves."

His Twitter account can be found at twitter.com/bible summary, and an archive of his tweets is available at biblesummary.info.

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