In the beginning, there was a hashtag.

#SheReadsTruth, a project among a few Twitter friends to encourage each other to read Scripture every day, has turned into a movement involving more than 3 million women—the fastest growing Bible-reading community on the Internet.

Through its popular app and site, She Reads Truth offers a straightforward approach to the Bible, one clearly born out of a social media age. The daily passages and commentary come paired with Scripture quotes designed for sharing on Instagram (where the site has nearly a half-million followers) or saving as your phone’s lock screen.

Turns out, an easy setup and pleasing design—and the Holy Spirit, of course—has helped overcome some of the hang-ups and distractions that keep us from sticking with the Bible habit. Through resources like She Reads Truth, American women are outpacing men in regular Scripture reading and are leading the way to a more engaged generation of Christians.

A beautiful format for a beautiful gospel

Most believers wish they spent more time in Scripture, but women are more likely to own a Bible in the first place and open it up at least once a week, according to research from the American Bible Society and Barna Group. Anecdotally, they’re also the ones who let self-doubt and expectations stop them, said Amanda Bible Williams (yes, that’s her real name), who leads She Reads Truth along with co-founder Raechel Myers.

“As women, when we do something we want to do it correctly,” said Williams, thinking back to when she gave up on her daily quiet time when life raising three little ones had no quiet. “A lot of times women don’t read Scripture because they think they don’t know how ...

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