The Stages of Reading the Bible in One Year

As Colleen shares the stages of reading the Bible in a year below, this might be hitting a nerve as we enter April and you’re 3 weeks behind with no hope of catching up… but I just wanted to share 1 hint – that’s the free You Version Bible app which you can download to your smart phone or tablet, here. The killer feature of this app, is the ‘catch me up’ button, which means you might not read ‘The Bible in a Year’ in a year, but you might manage it in 14 months instead! If you want to know more, let me know – Mike Parker

1. This is going to be great! It’s totally manageable, I’ve got my app all ready, I’ve picked the time of day I’m going to do it, I’ve even got my favourite mug for my Bible study beverage.

2. Man, why don’t I do this every year? I’m feeling so close to God, and Genesis is such a great read! It’s really sad that people struggle to read the Bible, they don’t know what they’re missing.

3. Whoops, I missed a day. It’s okay, I’ll do two readings tomorrow. It’s not that hard to catch up!

4. Okay, so we’re doing a double reading every two days now. That’s still manageable and I’m sure I’ll go back to doing it every day soon.

5. Well, Exodus was (mostly) fun. Uh oh… that means it’s time for…


7. So we’re 8 days behind. If I do 2 reading every day I’ll be back on track in just a couple weeks.

8. You know what, I’m just going to skip the days I’ve missed and get back on the plan. I’ll still have read most of the Bible, which is pretty good. No one actually reads Deuteronomy, do they?

9. Joshua, Judges and Ruth – it’s getting good again! Totally killing it here!

10. You know what, I made it through 1 and 2 Kings. I don’t need to do it all again in Chronicles. SKIP!

11. Isaiah. Well, I tried, good effort everybody, same time next year.

(What am I supposed to be doing as I write this, I hear you ask? Numbers.)

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