Tuscaloosa church hosts eighth Bible reading marathon
By WVUA 23 Student News Reporter Emily Caswell
“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” Rev. 1:3 NIV
That scripture is the motivation behind the Bible Reading Marathon. Nearly 80 continuous hours of the Bible are read each year starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation. Each person or group reads in 15 minute increments. Each reader can read from their own translation.
Individuals, couples, families, friends or small groups can share time slots. People read aloud, all day and all night, on the chapel steps of First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa facing Court House. Security officers were on site between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Community members were encouraged to sit and listen as people read from the Bible.
The eighth annual Tuscaloosa Bible Reading Marathon began Sunday, April 30, and ended Wednesday, May 3.