Peter Phillips is convinced that the Church in the West is not devouring the Bible, it's not meditating on the word, as it should. As a result, Jesus' followers are spiritually malnourished and failing to thrive. Engaging the Word will transform the Bible engagement habits of Christian disciples and leaders. It will make an impact on the spiritual health of the Church and those who follow Jesus-opening up new opportunities for drawing on God's word and new flows of life as a result. Engaging the Word sets out what we mean by biblical literacy and what it looks like in contemporary Western culture, exploring the benefits of biblical literacy for Christian disciples, and focusing on the benefits for Christian leaders as local theologians and preachers. A series of practical explorations of the role of the Bible will help us reach up to God, reach in to develop our own identity in Christ, and to reach out to others.