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Tweeting the Bible

UK worship leader, Chris Juby, is setting out to tweet the entire Bible. His plan is to summarize a chapter a day & fit it into the 140 characters allowed by Twitter.

He was featured yesterday on CNN's most intriguing people. Juby says, "It is perhaps regarded as a bit of an oddball thing to do, I hope in doing the summary, it will inspire people to read the Bible for themselves." Juby said is should take approximately 1,189 days to summarize the text, which is actually about 800,000 words long. If all goes as planned, he should complete the task on November 8, 2013. What an awesome way to use technology and reach the masses! This is definitely thinking outside the box.

Here are a few examples:
"Gen1: God created the heavens, the earth and everything that lives. He made humankind in his image, and gave them charge over the earth."
"Gen2: God formed a man and gave him the garden in Eden, except for the tree of knowledge. Adam was alone so God made a woman as his partner."
"Gen7: Noah and his family went into the ark with two of each creature. It rained for forty days and forty nights and the earth was covered."

Juby, is a web developer and leads worship at King's Church in Durham, UK.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @BibleSummary


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