This year I really want to spend more time reading books. One book I have never read cover to cover is the Bible. I confess to believe the Bible as the basis for my faith and this year I am going to read the entire thing. Some people probably think I am weird for wanting to read this old book about religion but whether you believe it or not you can’t argue with some of the wonderful stories and wisdom this book contains. If you don’t believe me check out one of my favorites… the story of Joseph. If you don’t know the story you can read it starting in Genesis 37.
Last year I read through the New Testament thanks to some help from LifeChurch.tv‘s YouVersion Bible App. All you need to do is download the app, choose a reading plan, and start reading. Each day you open up your reading plan there is a new section to read and complete. You can read it on your phone and some translations come with an audio Bible that you can listen to. The Bible app has helped completely change my outlook on reading the Bible.
This year I chose the One Year Bible reading plan and have only missed 2 days so far. I find that I can read best first thing in the morning and so I try and leave myself an hour each morning to read the Bible and to read from whatever other book I am working on.
Have you read the Bible cover to cover? If not join me.