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Friday, February 1, 2019

African Americans outpaced the country in Scripture-savvy

Building on the Black Church’s Bible Legacy
Building on the Black Church’s Bible Legacy
How African Americans outpaced the country in Scripture-savvy—and why ministry leaders expect even more from them.
Kate Shellnutt
African Americans have held tight to their Bibles over the years. Amid cultural shifts in beliefs and reading habits, their demographic consistently outranks other racial groups for their reliance on the Word. Last year, the American Bible Society (ABS) once again named African Americans “the most Bible engaged in the US.”
They are more likely to own a Bible—93 percent of African Americans do, versus 82 percent of Americans overall—and more than twice as likely to say Bible ...
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