One for the record books: Danville group hopes Bible-reading attempt will be new world record

Group read Bible cover-to-cover, nonstop in 77 hours

DANVILLE, Va. – A group in Danville is now one step closer to leaving its mark in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, the group finished reading the Bible from cover to cover nonstop.

The feat was completed in 77 hours.

The current world record is 113 hours.

We first told you about the group on Tuesday.

A video recording of the reading and a list of everyone who read will now be sent to Guinness World Records for approval.

"It was a privilege and a joy to be a participant throughout. I began the reading, so they wanted me to also conclude the reading," First Pentecostal Holiness Church Pastor Myron Bruce said. "It was just a great opportunity."

The church had 60 members who participated in the reading.

Westover Christian Academy in Danville had 75 people participate and 35 people from Roman Eagle rehabilitation center, where the reading was held, participated.

Readers ranged from 6 years old to 92.

The group anticipates the reading being included in the 2019 Guinness Book of World Records.


Danville group set to break Bible-reading world record

WORLD RECORD: A group with Westover Christian Academy is about to finish reading the Bible nonstop in less than 113 hours: https://10.wsls.com/2roeazJ

Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Thursday, May 3, 2018