The society aims to enhance the English-Learning experience by promoting the study of an important origin of English Literature-the Bible.
For centuries, the Bible has been a source of inspirations to numerous renowned scholars, writers and poets who shaped the world of English literature, the most notable amongst them is William Shakespeare. However, such origins are now seldom discussed, partly due to the complexities of the Bible and of the traditional literary works which it inspired centuries back. Yet its many influences can still be felt nowadays, which made their way in the many idioms which we currently use in modern language, such as "turn the other cheek", "go the extra mile" etc. Bible-reading has long been adopted and championed by professors and lay people, Christians and non-Christians as an effective way of learning English, given its treasure trove of idioms and rhetorical devices in the book. In fact, it is found that learners who read the bible show significant improvements in the language as shown in their increased use of parallel structures and increase in vocabulary without themselves even knowing it.
This vision is increasingly recognized worldwide whereby English professors surveyed at leading universities--including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford--agreed that "regardless of a person's faith, an educated person needs to know about the Bible.", according to the Bible literacy report released on June 1, 2006. The report surveyed 39 English professors at 34 top U.S. colleges and universities, who said that knowledge of the Bible is a deeply important part of a good education.