Dyslexia and Reading the Bible

Zoe Strong* (Corresponding Author), Armand Leon Van Ommen

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Personal Bible reading is considered to be highly important in many Christian communities. This can pose significant challenges for Dyslexic Christians who often struggle to read. This article explores the under-researched topic of dyslexia and the Bible through the analysis of interviews with 15 dyslexic Christians. We consider the difficulties faced by dyslexic Christians, the unique ways in which they engage with the Bible, and the need for churches to respond to and engage with the
dyslexic experience of the Bible without causing guilt and shame. This exploratory study begins necessary conversations about dyslexia, the Bible, and the Church.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-306
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Disability & Religion
Issue number2
Early online date22 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • dyslexia
  • theology
  • bile
  • inclusion
  • church
  • reading


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