Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Deeper Bible Reading Plan

'Tis the season when many people start Bible reading plans geared toward covering the whole Bible in a year.

I think that's a worthy goal, but I also think it's too fast to really absorb what you're reading. It's also often too much; many people become discouraged and quit entirely.

That's why I'm excited that someone's put out a structured, year-long Bible reading plan that covers about half of the Bible.

It reads fewer chapters a day than Bible-in-a-year plans. It's reads many chapters repeatedly (good for depth and greater understanding). It skips difficult (aka "boring") sections — for example, no Leviticus (not that I don't love Leviticus). And it's tailor-made with appropriate sections to read before Easter and Christmas.

I think it's a great idea, and if you're thinking about trying a daily Bible reading plan, especially if you've never successfully completed one before, I recommend giving this one a try.

The reading plan can be found at the Grace Evangelical Free Church's website.

An interview with the creator can be found at Scriptorium Daily.

Best of all, the first week repeats the first chapters of John and Genesis, so you're really not even behind if you start soon.

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7 Tips for Reading the Bible in a Year
5 Questions to Help Your Devotions

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