Berea Project

They received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. -- Acts 17:11

Berea Project is a site dedicated to going back to the Bible and examining it as the primary source for what we believe. The site contains resources and articles designed to help anyone who desires to study the Word of God. We are also creating tools to help ministers teach God's Word to others.

This site is under construction. We have been working on our layout and are about finished. We will start adding content soon. For now please enjoy the devotions that we have so far. Feel free to email me at jbatchelor@bereaproject.org if you would like to contribute your own articles, sermons or other materials. I have forms on several sections of the site asking for feedback and ideas specific to those areas of the site as well. 

Update - 8/19/14

Bible Reading Programs

I have completed the first of the Bible reading programs. This one is a simple read through of the Bible from Genesis-Revelation based on the time it takes to read each chapter. I will soon be creating a second one that incorporates both passages from the OT and NT each day. The three context based ones that I discussed in the previous update will take quite a while to complete and are slated for next year. Currently I am adding the KJV to the site in chapter increments. Once completed I will add the first Bible reading program in daily increments. I will also have downloadable versions for those that like to keep a copy on their computer. These will be available before January 1st.

The Bible

I got a copy of the KJV through the Gutenberg Project and have been working on its formatting ever since. That took a long time but it also opens up some unexpected doors. I have been using a program called Scrivener to do the work. Scrivener is a book publishing app with allot of formatting and organizational tools. I chose it because of the sheer volume of text in the Bible. Now that the text has been entered and formatted I see some new opportunities. I am considering adding the Bible reading programs to Amazon and other book publishing stores for $.99 each. Placing these materials in the Kindle store adds a level of convenience for those wanting it on their devices. It also helps support the site. Free EPUB and PDF versions will also be downloadable on the site.

Now that all the material is in Scrivener and preliminarily formatted I am transferring them to the site. That is also proving to be time consuming. There are 1189 chapters in the Bible and each one is a separate page on the site. Each page also has links to the rest of the chapters in the book and sections that will list related articles and sermons. This will take time and I am sure my updates will be sparse while I am in this phase of data entry.

Moving

On a parting note my wife and I are considering purchasing our first home. This is an exciting and somewhat stressful time for us. We would appreciate all your prayers as we go through this transition. Please pray for wisdom, guidance, and peace as we continue to develop this ministry and look for a home.

Please email me at jbatchelor@bereaproject.org if you would like to contribute your own articles, sermons or other materials. We are developing a community of quality writers and christian content creators. Content guidelines are coming but are not in a written form yet. Please stay tuned.