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Have you ever closed your Bible and thought, “What did I just read?” Or maybe you've tried to read through the Bible in a year, but quit when it felt confusing or impersonal? Are you one of the many who has read through the book of Genesis approximately 20 times, but hasn't read anything beyond that?
This Bible Reading Challenge is here to help!
We will be following a chronological Reading Plan prepared by D-Group. Feel free to use this or any other plan you would like.
Each day will include a short daily podcast (~8 minutes) hosted by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This will be her 10th time reading through the Bible chronologically, and she’ll highlight and summarize that day’s Bible reading in a casual, easy to understand way. Tara's, The Bible Recap, will not only help you read scripture but help you love reading it!
Each day you’ll read the assigned reading (see plans below), then tune in to The Bible Recap each day after you've finished reading (see links below)!
NOTE: Please do not buy a print Chronological Bible; it will likely be laid out differently than our reading plan. All you need is a regular Bible or Bible app.
Here is How You Join Us
1. Subscribe to The Bible Recap podcast:
2. For print users: print your plan: Whole Bible (1 Year)
3. For digital users:
Download the Bible app.
Sign up for the reading plan: Whole Bible (1 Year)
Note: There are many chronological plans. These plans follow The Bible Recap podcast.
4. Listen to the Prep Episodes to set you up for success. They’ll answer most/all of your questions — even the ones you didn’t know you had!
Prep Ep 2: How I Learned to Love (Reading) the Bible
Prep Ep 3: Why Reading the Whole Bible is Important (interview with Lee McDerment)
Prep Ep 4: Preparing to Read the Bible
Prep Ep 6: Reading the Bible in Community
5. Pro Tip: New episodes will launch daily, starting on Jan 1. If you start at any point after that, consider scrolling back to listen to the Prep Episodes, then adjust the settings in your podcast app to play in sequential order. The process varies in each app; do a web search for your app’s name + “how to play episodes sequentially” to get the step-by-step process or your particular podcast app.
FAQ: Do you have a question? Be sure to check out the FAQ page for help!