Here is my Bible reading plan.
Buy a new Bible. This is one of the fun parts of the plan. You get a new Bible every time you read through the Bible. Eventually you will have a collection of different versions and styles.
Try to Read some every day. You know an average reader can read the whole Bible in a year at a pace of just twelve minutes a day! Learn to not skip days. If you do just jump back in and pick up where you left off.
Buy a set of highlighters. Highlight passages that stand out to you and keep moving. Don’t get bogged down but try to mark something on every page. This will give you a nice colorful Bible that becomes a treasure to you. Mark up that Bible, but keep moving.
Move the Ribbon. Don’t worry about missing a day, just move the ribbon when you read simply keep the ribbon moving. Read as a “fly-over.” Jot down questions and just keep going. You will be surprised how the Bible answers it’s own questions and how when you have a question in the back of your mind you will pick up an answer from a Pastor or friend, or a radio broadcast or internet site.
Date your accomplishment.When you finish a book take a small pen and date your accomplishment. This will motivate you to keep going.
Talk about it with others who care about your spiritual growth. It helps to have a bit of friendly accountability to keep you moving.
Don’t worry about how long it takes to read though the Bible. I have used this method to read through the Bible in 18 months and I have used it to read through the Bible in less then tree months. Once I read through a nice little pocket NIV New Testament in about a week with this same method. (It is the one pictured)
Let me know what you think or if you are going to try my plan this year.
December 27, 2013
Paul H. Belanger
Thank you. Looking forward to lunch to discuss areas of service. Keep Elsie in prayer: hips, back painful. She just had 4 hours of tests yesterday, 12/27/13. Paul B.
This sounds to me like a great plan and I am going to try it. I have saved the page so I can refer to it if I need encouragement. Thank you for sharing your plan!
thanks so much for all u r able to do (I’d live at church if I could!) this is a wonderful idea!!
What a JOY that is to me to know you are in HIS WORD DAILY….
Alex B Good
Thanks for the tip! This got my attention since it is one of my goals this year. I have a few nice bibles but I want to get a KJV that also has side by side translations of other versions so I can compare them. Any suggestions?
Happy New Year!
You can use the youversion app or pick up a parellell Bible on-line of any configuration.