Muscatine County will be taking part in the 2017 Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon, inviting people to read 30-minute or more segments of the Bible on July 7-9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, at the Muscatine County Court House. Volunteers of all ages are welcome: adults, children, senior citizens, students, all denominations, business people, civic leaders—everyone.
Last year, 2016, was the first year that the Bible was read aloud in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties. Thousands of people of all ages and every walk of life participated in these readings, which took place primarily at county courthouses. Last year’s event was well-attended by readers from all around the county, with several different churches involved.
This year, in order to include even more people, state leaders have encouraged “Taking It to the Cities,” and many counties have expanded opportunities to read the Bible in a variety of locations within their county.
Governor Kim Reynolds has chosen to continue former Governor Terry Branstad’s support of this effort by signing a Proclamation for 2017. This proclamation recognizes the history of biblical principles and their influence on the development of our nation through many national leaders, and encourages Iowans to join in the 2017 Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon and in reading the Bible in their homes.