Survey the Bible in one year, reading only one chapter a day!
CLICK HERE to download the reading plan (PDF). The download includes content for the entire year. Join our email list and Facebook groups if you would like to receive content on a monthly basis.
CLICK HERE to join our Bible Reading email list! You'll receive encouraging reminders to keep up with your reading and links to video content that will enhance your reading experience.
CLICK HERE to join our Facebook group where we will regularly discuss the content we are reading.
What parts of the Bible will I read? Readings are included from every book of the Bible. This plan includes key passages from the whole Bible, representing 15% of the entire text. Passages are arranged mostly in chronological order, with 8 months of Old Testament readings and 4 months in the New Testament.
How were the verses chosen? Passages were chosen that (a) trace the big story of the whole Bible with some of its central themes, (b) reflect the literary and topical diversity of the Bible, and (c) avoid some potentially embarrassing “adult content.”
Who should use this reading plan? This guide was created with 5th graders in mind. (They may be puzzled by some of the passages they read—such as Ezekiel 1. That's okay. Adults are puzzled by some of the same passages!) This plan is equally well-suited many adults—those new to the Bible, slower readers, or anyone who wants to survey highlights of the Bible at a pace that gives plenty of time for meditation, journaling, and prayer.
What is the suggested reading schedule? There are 12 reading guides—one page for each month. The entire plan can be downloaded via the link above. At the start of each month we will email out the reading list for the new month, to help you stay on track. There are 25 readings each month, less than a chapter a day. Each monthly handout can be completed by following one of these suggested schedules: (1) Read 6 days a week until finished; (2) Read 5 days a week plus do one 5-reading day each month. Since you use a new handout each month, you will be alerted at the end of each month if you are falling behind.
Extras! Join our email list for links to animated instructional videos produced by The Bible Project. They provide a succinct, entertaining overview of books and key Bible themes that your whole family will appreciate. Videos can also be accessed at www.thebibleproject.com and on their You Tube channel. Join our Facebook group “Lynn Haven UMC Grand Narrative 2019” for video reminders and discussions also!
Questions? Contact: Lynn Haven UMC, Discipleship Coordinator Mindy Clemons, Mindy@mylhumc.net