Chris Juby

Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.

I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world.

Find out about the project here, or feel free to get in contact.


What’s the story?

For a number of years I've had the habit of reading a chapter of the Bible each morning – I find it helps me ground my thoughts for the day and keeps me rooted in God’s story.

I read from Genesis to Revelation in order (for no particular reason other than it's easy to find my place). It takes over three years to read all 1189 chapters.

This time through I decided to write a brief summary of each chapter to help me focus on what I’ve read. I also decided to fit my summaries into Twitter’s 140 character limit and publish them at @biblesummary.

Are you going to post anything else?

The Twitter account will only be chapter summaries; I will be commenting on my progress and generally more sociable here at the website.

It was a tough decision not to post anything else on the Twitter account. I do want the project to be interactive, but the ideal of finishing with an account of exactly 1189 tweets has trumped the desire to use it for other communication.

I'm afraid that means I won't be doing @replies, but do feel free to get in touch via my contact form.

Do you prepare the summaries ahead of time?

No. Sometimes I look ahead to help decide what I need to include, but I write the summaries each morning just before I publish.

Have you ever missed a day?

Not yet! I've managed to find a few minutes to summarise on birthdays, Christmas Days, wedding anniversaries and even the days my sons were born. I'm very grateful to my wife for her support.

What has the reponse been like?

Incredible! I had a story in my local paper after about a week; from there it snowballed so that five days later I had 10,000 followers on Twitter and had been made one of CNN's 'Most Intriguing People of the Day'.

There's more about the media coverage in the press section.

How's it going?

You can read my comments on the project by reading the blog posts tagged 'progress', or see the stats.

Can I download the summaries?

The full collection of summaries is available to buy for Kindle. The full archive will always be free here on this website.

Can I use the summaries in my project?

Possibly! Have a look at my Licensing and Partnerships page.

The author, Chris Juby, is a church worker, songwriter, and freelance web developer based in Durham, UK.