Suggestions for reading your Bible in 2009.
- Don’t make the goal reading the Bible–make the goal encountering God in His Word
- 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
- Don’t be overly concerned with “checking off” your reading for the day.Â Set goals for personal accountability, then just enjoy the journey
To borrow a phrase from Andy Stanley, “Read until you bump into something.”Â When you bump into something you need to reflect on–stop and reflect.
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
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.Â 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/Â then subscribe