Plan to Read the Bible This YearStatistics show that most people professing faith in Jesus have never completely read their Bible. Many people start reading the Bible but then become overwhelmed by the number of chapters (1,189) and verses (31,102) there are. What we don’t realize is that we can read the Bible in a year by reading fewer than four chapters a day.
Tips on Reading the Bible Daily
• Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time, and there’s no reason to wait.
• Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you.
• Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read!
Online Help for Reading the Bible Daily
catholicbiblestudyonline.com Devote an hour of time to fellowship with other Catholic Christians from around the world. This Bible Study consists of podcasts—15 minute (or longer) recordings from the great teachers of our faith. During the talk you are invited to join in on the chat discussion that will take place in the CBSO chat room as well as on our new blog page at http://cbso.blogspot.com/feeds/ posts/default.
BibleStudyTools.com Choose a reading plan, start date and preferred Bible translation. Then record your Bible reading progress. Currently, 15 Bible Reading Plans are offered, including, but not limited to:
• Book Order - Read from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 in the order in which the books of the Bible are arranged.
• Chronological - Read the Bible in the order that the events happened.
• Classic - Read 3 passages each day, starting with Genesis, Psalms, and Luke.
• Daily Gospel - This plan focuses on the record of the life of Christ. Read through all four gospels in 45 days.
• Daily Wisdom - Find wisdom each day as you read straight through the Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Solomon in 60 days.
• The Busy-Life Plan - If your life is busy, this plan will help you get through the Bible at a pace that works for you. You’ll read a short selection each day and complete the Bible in two years.
• Thematic - Make as many associations as possible between the different parts of Scripture while still reading individual books of the Bible from start to finish.