You are invited to join 1,000+ of us around the world on the Chronological Bible journey in 2017!
Why read the Bible in one year? I believe that God wants you to know more about Him, His character, His ways, and His incredible story of redemption. And I believe God wants to transform you more into the likeness of His son Jesus on a daily basis. One of the best ways that God can do all of this is by us reading and studying God's very Word, the Bible, for 15 minutes each day. This website will equip and encourage you on a life-transforming one year journey through the Bible with free daily commentary, questions for reflection, images, worship videos, and with free monthly emails.
We are following a Chronological Bible plan with 15 minute daily readings. Your options for joining us on the Chronological Bible journey include:
1. Reading online using our daily links to Bible Gateway.
2. Reading from your own Bible using your preferred translation. You can print out a listing of our entire year's readings in PDF format at this link.
3. Picking up a Chronological Bible which organizes our daily readings.
I encourage you to bookmark this website in your browser and sign up for our monthly emails so that you are on the email list. Note that our readings begin on January 1, 2017 - however, you are welcome to start with today's calendar date of readings and read along with us. Or you can try to play "catch-up" on the past few days' of reading too. This website will be continuing in 2017, God-willing, and for years to come.
To sign up for the Chronological Bible Blog daily emails, simply type your email in the box below, click Subscribe, and then make sure you respond to the confirmation email that will be automatically sent to you. There is no cost to you for any of this - it's free!
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I encourage you to consider friends or relatives or church congregation members that you might want to invite along on this Chronological Bible journey as well? Please feel free to share this website with others! If you have a church website or a personal blog you are very welcome to link to this website! I encourage you to consider including information about this website in your church bulletins in December of each year. Also, I encourage you to consider "championing" the Chronological Bible at your church by encouraging others to join you on the journey. Sometimes people need someone like you from their church to encourage them to read God's Word each day!
Will you consider starting up a Chronological Bible small group at your church in 2017? We post up monthly Study Group notes and questions on this blog website at this link. Please use these notes as a resource for your monthly small group or for personal study!
Note that the NLT Chronological Bible schedule and time line of our daily readings we are using is unique - we read specific chapters/verses in a unique order. It is different from the NIV Chronological Bible schedule that Tyndale publishes too, and definitely different from other Chronological Bible schedules. Please know that the NLT is a fresh modern translation and not a paraphrase - though it's roots did start with the Living Bible from years ago, which was a paraphrase. Learn more about the NLT at this link. Again though, you don't have to read along with us using NLT - you can read along in NIV, ESV, KJV, etc. translations using your own Bible and just utilizing the printed PDF schedule above.
I encourage you to consider listening to our Chronological Bible readings on your commute to work/school by picking up a NLT Chronological Bible MP3 set. My wife and I are "reading" the Chronological Bible by listening to it this year. It's a great way to make use of commute time, and you sometimes pick up new things when listening to the Bible being read versus just reading it on your own. Note that these CD's are not normal audio CD's, but MP3 CD's, which only play in newer CD players or car stereos. You can also download MP3's onto your computer or iPod to listen too. The set sells for about $26 on amazon at this link.
Mike's bio: Overall, please know that this website is not about me - it is about God and it's about each of us learning from God's Word each and every day. I pray that this website simply helps facilitate this process for each of us. I am a Christian who has discovered that reading and studying the Bible every day is absolutely life-transforming. 2017 is my 15th Bible journey, so I'm learning some things about the Bible as I go. I do have so much more to learn! I try to write on this blog keeping two things in mind: 1. Grace 2. A call to holiness in our lives. I try to find the balance of these two in my own life and in the writings in this blog and in the monthly e-mails. I have an evangelical faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit - the Triune God. I'm in my early 40's and at age 28 I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at a nondenominational evangelical church. A statement of my faith includes The Apostles Creed. I hope this is enough of a bio? God's bio in the Bible is so much more interesting than mine! :)
I look forward to journeying through the Chronological Bible with you! Again, please do not let this spiritual growth opportunity pass you by! God bless you!
Any questions? Email Mike at: email@example.com