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Subject: One Year Bible
Date Posted: 12/27/2009 7:29 PM ET
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Has anyone done this? I know there are different translations but it's divided up so you end up reading a section of the Bible every day and finish in one year. I'm debating doing this if I can find a copy! I know I had the Chronological version several years ago(and nope didn't get too far I'm sad to say). I'm just wondering if maybe there's something else published now or a guide because I know as soon as I get into something complicated I'll be wanting more explanation about what's going on.

I also have a Women of the Bible study book that I've picked up off and on..think this should be my year to be more spiritual with my reading.

anyone else thinking about or already planned a Bible challenge for this coming year? or done one in the past? I'm also planning on doing the christian fiction challenge as well since I've been reading a lot in that category.

Date Posted: 12/28/2009 5:24 PM ET
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I've done it before.  I followed a list of Chronological Readings that were listed in the front of my Bible.  One thing I did that made it easier was to do it with a friend.  For Christmas, I made her a scrapbook with photos, decorations, and the readings for each day listed.  So, even though we did not see each other too often, we were reading the same stuff.  We checked in with each other periodically.

It was really difficult--especially through the Ezekiel and Daniel parts!  Man!

Some advice:

Chronological was really helpful.  It helped me to understand a lot in the Old Testament.

Take a day off each week.  That way if you need a catch up day, you can have it.

Do it with a friend!

Try Crosswalk.com or BibleGateway.com for a list of readings or go to Google.

It's worth it!

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Date Posted: 12/29/2009 11:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/29/2009 11:54 PM ET
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I plan on reading the bible starting in the New Year. My church just gave me a beautiful NLT Life Application and I plan to follow the reading plan that it states in the back .   I  like this bible because of the notes on the bottom. But yeah I have tried to read in thepast and get stuck in a rut but this is my year to do it :)

Date Posted: 12/30/2009 1:44 PM ET
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I'm doing it now, and my plan is to do it every year.  There is also a One Year Bible Companion that I'm using.  It's OK, but not great. It's in a question and answer format, and doesn't really cover anything in depth.  The One Year Bible Companion/Questions and Answers to Help You Make the Most of Your Daily Bible Reading  If you get the companion, you can use your own Bible, because the daily readings are listed in the companion.  The companion is not chronological, and I haven't been able to find one that is.

I'm going to use another Bible study guide this year to supplement the companion.  I'll still do the daily readings as listed, but when I finish a book that is in the study guide, I'll bring that into it.

Date Posted: 12/31/2009 2:03 AM ET
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A new thread was opened tonight called Daily Bible Reading Online Group.  You all should come and join us!  We have tentatively decided on a plan from BibleGateway called Survey Bible Reading Plan (61 Days)

Date Posted: 12/31/2009 11:19 AM ET
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Hey that site Kim linked has different plans as well as the Survey Bible Reading Plan (61 days) the thread is doing! That's a great site! Looks like you can pick which version you want and think it has audio(did a quick click on the thread and it said something about audio online)! Now to see if it's blocked here at work 'cause it would be great to be able to do some of the reading while I'm waiting for stuff to finish at work or to review something! Oh, one of the plans says 'chronological'! how cook! thanks Kim!

Date Posted: 1/5/2010 8:17 PM ET
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I like to break it down by verses dividing  it out for the year by number of days a week you can  read .    I like to read Old Testament  in morning.  Then do the same with New Testament and read those verses before I go to bed.  It really does break down into doable pieces.