Sacra Script Ministries – derived from the Latin phrase for sacred Scripture – began addressing grave concerns five years ago about the state of the church and the lack of knowledge that many professing Christians have about their faith, Scripture, and the God they worship.
The publishers point out that 60 percent of Americans can't name even five of the Ten Commandments, according to data from a recent Barna Research Group study. "No wonder people break the Ten Commandments all the time. They don't know what they are," said George Barna.
"We realized that many people did not have a grasp of Scripture and that there were very few materials available to understand individual passages within the overall story of Scripture," said van Dyck, who holds a Th.M. in Historical Theology.