Research by our colleagues in England & Wales shows that 80% of parents whose children have come into contact with Bible stories think it’s important to pass it on. So why are almost half of parents not reading Bible stories with their children?
The report examines the current reading habits and preferences of parents and children when it comes to the Bible and its stories. The findings give plenty of food for thought and may stimulate the debate about the value of reading Bible stories with children. They show, for example, that more than 43% of parents surveyed feel it is important for children to have read, heard or seen Bible stories because they provide values for a good life – and almost as many see the Bible as part of our history and culture (40%). But it also revealed that three in ten secondary school pupils, aged 12 to 15, did not realise the Nativity was from the Bible.