Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

Community Bible Experience
Read Big, Read Well, Read Together.

A revolutionary way to gather together and read the Bible, encouraging regular, meaningful engagement with God’s Word.

Over 7,000 people throughout Scotland have begun something that is transforming their experience of Bible and community.

Community Bible Experience

I saw people who knew their Bible inside out finding fresh things.

Community Bible Experience (CBE) revolves around a new format of NIV Bible, stripped of verses and chapter numbers. It reads as a flowing narrative, much as it was intended to be read. Meeting weekly, groups feel more like a book group than a Bible study, with conversation, discovery and learning all springing from the flow of the text.

Many Christians struggle to read the whole of the Bible. CBE allows the reader to become immersed in the greater story, grasping the big picture and context while enjoying the events of history unfold.

Reading in community, the Word becomes relational and applicable to our everyday lives, enhancing understanding and transformation.

CBE: The Range

CBE Covenant History
CBE The Prophets
CBE The Writings
CBE New Testament
CBE The Story
CBE Colouring Book for Kids

Explore CBE

Find out how Community Bible Experience can ignite a passion for the Bible in your church.
Explore CBE

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Armstrong, Head of Bible Engagement. Telephone 0131 347 9827 or email

Community Bible Experience is an initiative of Biblica – information and resources are reproduced by kind permission of Biblica Europe.