How it Works

Community Bible Experience is a lot simpler than most small group Bible studies or church-wide campaigns. It consists of a few basic ingredients—a Bible unlike any other, a 40-day reading plan, and book club-style conversations. You can ignite your passion for the Bible in a few easy steps.

1. Commit to Reading as a Group

It starts with an 8-week journey through the New Testament together.

2. Get Your Bibles

You’ll read from The Books of the Bible, a groundbreaking edition of the New International Version (NIV) that restores a more natural presentation of the text. Each copy includes a bookmark with the reading plan and a download link to access the rest of the materials.

Learn more about The Books of the Bible

3. Register for Your Digital Materials

Every participant can download the ebook and audio versions of The Books of the Bible. 

Click here to download those resources.

4. Read

We provide a 40-day reading plan for the entire campaign. The exact length of each day’s reading varies, but most can be completed in 30 minutes or less. How you read is up to you. You can use your print Bible, ebook, or audio version (or all three).

Preview the New Testament reading plan

5. Discuss

You’ll gather in weekly discussion groups, but this is not another Bible study. It’s more like a book club. We provide 5 simple questions—discussion prompts to help you wrestle with the text. There are no workbooks, no fill-in-the-blank answers. Just honest, open conversation about the Bible.

Learn more about discussion groups