In early 2019, Unlocking the Bible launched OPEN as a free, online tool that takes an individual or group through the whole Bible story. OPEN is based on the 4-volume set Unlocking the Bible Story by Colin Smith, the Senior Pastor of The Orchard, a multi-site church in Chicagoland.
This free website is for anyone, at any point of their understanding of the Bible, to see how the whole Bible story fits together.
With nearly 100,000 worldwide users, OpentheBible.org (OPEN) now provides three different, yet powerful journeys through the Bible story:
The Flight is a 3-session journey through the Bible that will introduce you to 5 people from the Old Testament, 5 events from the life of Jesus, and 5 gifts God gives to every Christian. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about the Bible, the Flight is a great place to begin.
The Drive is a 30-session journey that explores the peaks and valleys of the Bible story. Once you’ve completed The Flight, The Drive will take you deeper into the valleys of the Old Testament, the peaks of the glory of Jesus, and the ups and downs of the Christian life. (You might consider the print companion to “The Drive” called Open the Bible in 30 Days.)
The Hike is our most rigorous path through the Bible story. If you’re up for a challenge and you want to dig deep roots into God’s Word, this 50-session journey is for you. Each session includes 5 questions for personal reflection or group discussion.
Each path includes a scripture passage, discussion question(s), and resources for further study. OPEN is now available in Albanian and Japanese with other translations (including Spanish) coming soon.
Get to Know Open the Bible
Visit OpentheBible.org to start your journey.