A "Bible Word-a-Thon" will be held at the Reynoldsburg branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

A "Bible Word-a-Thon" will be held at the Reynoldsburg branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

The Rev. David Akers, a Reynoldsburg resident and minister of the We Touch and Agree Christian Ministry, is coordinating the event and said anyone is welcome to participate. Akers said the purpose is to bring the community together by reading the Bible from start to finish throughout the day.

He said those participating will read portions of the Bible for about 10 or 15 minutes and in return, each will receive a free Bible.

"This is our continuous push to get everybody to help each other," he said. "I woke up one day and God was telling me I should do this and continue the unity that Reynoldsburg should have.

"We won't be there to preach or teach. It's just a way that God will be blessed by all of us reading at the same time," he said.

Akers said so far, about 15 people have volunteered to participate in the event but said he would like to see upwards of at least five times that many get involved.

He said he also contacted the Guinness Book of World Records to tell them about the "Bible Word-a-Thon."

"I thought it would be interesting to find out if there is a record to be broken by reading the entire Bible within the 12-hour period," Akers said.

"But really, this isn't about getting into the records books or anything. The main purpose is that somebody should get 'saved' that day."

Akers said those interested in participating should contact him at (614) 759-1486.