The Archbishop of Wales is asking people to make their New Year’s resolution to read the whole Bible in 2013.
Dr Barry Morgan has launched a “Bible Challenge” to encourage Christians to become more familiar with the book.
He has written to parishioners inviting them to spend 20 minutes each day reading passages from the Old and New Testament.
He wrote: “How much of your busy and hectic day is spent watching TV, listening to radio, scanning newspapers, social networking, and reading (or even writing) blogs? How much is spent reading the Bible?”
He added: “If, like me, you feel guilty about the comparatively little time spent reading God’s Word, you will welcome the Bible Challenge, which sets out a simple-to-follow scheme to cover the whole Bible in a year, with daily readings from both the Old Testament and New Testament.”
Dr Morgan said it was his “earnest prayer” that daily reading of the Bible this year will “enrich and transform our faith and lives”.