MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A lakeshore group is celebrating America's religious freedom by celebrating the holy book of their faith.
Volunteers are reading the entire Bible -- chapter and verse -- out loud 12 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They expect to complete the readings by July 2.
"I love sacred Scripture and I love God, says Sandra Elder, one of the readers. "For me, it's very fun."
Volunteers are reading in shifts on the Olthoff Street Stage in downtown Muskegon. There are benches where pedestrians can sit and listen to the readings.
"We had time, so we thought we would sit down here in the shade," says Larry Bradfield, who stopped to listen to the Bible readings.
"I think it's a great idea," says Sharon Bradfield. "I wish more people would come down and listen to it."
"Many people sit on the benches and listen during their lunch hour," says Elder. "People's reactions have been either ambivalent or positive."