Immerse is built on three core ideas: reading a naturally formatted Bible, reading at length, and having unmediated discussions about it together. By simply reading and then gathering once per week in “book club” style groups, your congregation will have a place to voice their questions, talk about their concerns, and celebrate “aha!” moments together.
Each Immerse experience is designed to take your congregation through a significant portion of the Bible in eight weeks. By setting aside eight weeks twice per year for a focused Bible reading campaign, your church can read through all six volumes together—the entire Bible—in just three years.
Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience begins its three-year journey through the Bible with the Messiah volume. Reading the entire Bible is a new challenge for most people, so we believe it’s best to begin with the most familiar part, the New Testament. This also helps reinforce that Jesus is the center of the whole biblical narrative. After that, congregations can delve into the five volumes that cover the First Testament, getting the crucial backstory that Jesus was born into. Of course, churches are also free to take up any of the six Immerse volumes in any order they want to.
Natural Literary Structure
Each book has been formatted according to its natural literary genre, using line spacing and icons to indicate section breaks.
Chapter & Verse Ranges
Included at the top of each page.
Custom Book Introductions
Each book includes a historical and literary introduction to set the scene and immerse you in the Bible’s story.
In some cases, books are presented in a new order for a better cover-to-cover reading experience.
Just the Text
Chapters, verses, section headings, and other modern additives have been removed. What’s left is just the Bible text, laid out in a beautiful single-column format.
Each week, your community group will watch a 2-3 minute trailer video for the upcoming week’s reading. These short videos will provide background context and preview some key ideas to pay attention to as you read.
The Immerse Audio Bible is the first audio edition that uses natural literary structures instead of chapters and verses to guide the reading. Five different voice narrators keep things fresh and exciting so you can have a great experience listening to the Bible.
It is important for pastors to champion the Immerse experience by promoting it and encouraging the entire congregation to participate. The Pastor’s Guide is designed to answer the questions most pastors will have and to provide helpful best practices for implementing Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience in the church context.
Group Host Guide
Rather than teaching or leading the discussion, group hosts simply facilitate the conversation and help the group run smoothly. The Group Host Guide contains resources and best practices for hosts as they help their group operate more like a book club and less like a Bible study.
The Family Guide contains abridged versions of each day’s reading tailored primarily for children in grades 4–8, along with discussion questions to help families talk about the passage. It’s a great way for parents, guardians, and other family leaders to take their families through the Immerse experience
Join the Movement
Churches across North America are journeying through the Bible together using ImmerseSM
Year 1 – Book 1
Year 1 – Book 2
Year 2 – Book 1
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel–Kings
Year 2 – Book 2
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Minor Prophets
Year 3 – Book 1
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations
Year 3 – Book 2
Chronicles–Ezra–Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel