Reading through the Bible

Man with open BibleSome of you will know that I have decided to read through the Bible this year. I have done it before (it took me a bit longer than a year!) and I felt it would be good to do it again. Now, announcing to the world that one intends to read through the Bible this year may sound slightly pompous and self promoting, but my motivation in doing so is far from that. I am hoping that it will increase the number of people who will hold me accountable to this goal and help me along the way.

To help my reading I am following a plan from www.youversion.com that breaks the Bible up into 365 segments, one for each day. I am also using their iPhone app so that I can easily keep track of my reading and see where I’m up to as well as read on the move.

I want to encourage you – if you’ve never read through the whole Bible, why not do it this year? If you’ve done it before, why not do it again? There are a variety of reading plans available online (I’m using the Canonical Plan) and by using technology you can give yourself the best chance of completing it. In a year that is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible, why not make it a year of reading through the Bible (though I would probably suggest a more modern translation such as the NIV or ESV).