Reading the Bible in 2009

Suggestions for reading your Bible in 2009.

  1. Don’t make the goal reading the Bible–make the goal encountering God in His Word
  2. Don’t just read–Read and Reflect, if you don’t process what you read, it won’t change you–so read with a pencil in hand
  3. Don’t be overly concerned with “checking off” your reading for the day.  Set goals for personal accountability, then just enjoy the journey

To borrow a phrase from Andy Stanley, “Read until you bump into something.”  When you bump into something you need to reflect on–stop and reflect.

Reading plans

If you are looking for a reading plan, let me recommend the ESV reading plan page http://www.esv.org/biblereadingplans where they offer 10 different reading plans you can access through a variety of means.

If those 10 plans are not enough check out this great summary by Justin Taylor http://theologica.blogspot.com/2008/12/bible-reading-plans.html

If you plan on reading on your computer, let me recommend this tool from Logos http://blog.logos.com/archives/2008/12/reading_the_bible_in_2009.html

My plan

I previously mentioned my plan for working my way through my new ESV Study Bible.

The other thing I am doing is listening to the ESV on my ipod.  Some may want to listen as they read.

Open iTunes, in the search box insert either “ESV: Chronological Reading guide” and simply subscribe

or if you want the ESV: Through the Bible in a year–
start iTunes, choose, Advanced>subscribe to Podcast insert
http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/share/rss2.0/through.the.bible/  then subscribe


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