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Bible to be read statewide in Georgia on Sunday

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:35:48-04

GRADY COUNTY, Ga. — Happening this weekend is a massive effort to read from the Bible on the steps of every single county courthouse in the state of Georgia.

Each of the 159 counties will read a different section of the Bible starting at 7:14 a.m. on Sunday.

We spoke with the people spearheading efforts in Grady County. That group will be reading from the book of Ezra.

Bible reading marathons have been held before, but this is the first time that residents from every county in the Peach State will be reading at the same time.

"It's important because our country is free to evangelize, that we should take every opportunity that we can to present the Bible to the masses," said Jenny Drew, Designated Coordinator for Grady County. "This is just a real simple way to do it."

If you're wondering why the statewide reading takes place July 14, at 7:14 a.m., it is because the date and time were chosen as a reference to II Chronicles 7:14, a verse that refers to people calling out to God and having God heal their land.