PARTICIPANTS

Maggie-Iverson

“I have been a believer all my life, but had always struggled to cultivate the rewarding habit of reading my Bible.  Perhaps I met with repeated failure because I viewed daily devotions as a simple discipline rather than a vibrant relationship.  Approaching Scripture through the lens of The CBR Journal has radically changed the way I come to God’s Word each day.  It is a delight.  It is nourishment.  It is a balm.”

MAGGIE IVERSON, BANGALORE INDIA

Sobana

“I used to believe that I need to ‘study’ the Bible in order to be a follower of Christ. What ensued was a series of failed attempts and a chasm between God and me. And right then, The CBR Journal came as a simple yet profound tool that continues to help me See and Display Christ every day. For me, CBR is the basic and yet the most important reminder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the tender moments of doing my CBR every morning, I find Jesus giving me the strength to deal with each day.”

SHOBANA VETRIVEL, DELHI INDIA

Felix

“To be very honest, before The CBR Journal, I never saw Jesus everyday, let alone displayed him. Now I see him in every nook and corner of my life. Jesus and my faith have become real to me. And thanks to CBR, my church worship is not just on Sundays anymore, but EVERYDAY!”

FELIX PAKKI, MUMBAI INDIA

Cinderella

“I’m grateful for the discipline and the stability that The CBR Journal has brought to my life.  I’m also grateful for the depth that has been created in my prayer life by The CBR Journal.  Finally, I’m thankful for the guidance to repent daily and to believe the Gospel afresh every morning.”

CINDRELLA PRAKASH, MUMBAI INDIA

Abhishikth

“Community Bible Reading has been a revelation for me. It has helped me not just to know about God but to know God, tangibly.Personally speaking, CBR has helped me pray better and pray honestly. The adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication helps me focus on the point and not to use profound words, just for the sake of it. The USP of CBR is it’s concept of ‘writing our prayers’. This has worked wonders in my prayer life, by deepening it and making it the most raw and honest conversation with God, devoid of big and empty words which I used before. All in all, I have been helped by CBR in my Christian growth and I thank it’s creators for this wonderful tool. Highly recommended!”

ABHISHIKTH JOHN, BANGLORE INDIA

Amy-Campbell

“I grew up in the church and went through phases of “being really good” at reading my Bible every day, but I always felt shame whenever I missed a day. Also, I often struggled to get much out of my daily habit. The CBR Journal has helped me experience the living sweetness and power of the Gospel more regularly and has helped me see Christ’s story in all of the smaller stories. I truly look forward to starting my day with The CBR Journal. Finally, CBR also helps create community – I am motivated to participate because I want to share what I’m learning with others who are reading the same things.”

AMY CAMPBELL, MANHATTAN NY

Elizabeth Austin

While I’ve known it in my head, I haven’t believed with my heart that the Bible was the Living Word of God. The CBR Journal’s prayerful take on Bible reading has shown me how intimate this time can be. Instead of trying to gain knowledge on my own (and feeling hopeless when I fail), I am constantly being reminded to depend on the Lord to transform my heart. This dependence squashes my tendency for self-righteousness and provides hope and joy in Christ that I cannot give myself.

ELIZABETH AUSTIN, WEST MONROE LA

Alizabeth

“The CBR Journal has shown me how reading my Bible and praying should go hand in hand.  I am grateful for the way The CBR Journal intertwines prayer with reading the Bible, and then encourages me to share with those in my community. 

BETH BOUDLOCHE, WEST MONROE LA