Monday, December 27, 2010

Things to Consider

I found Semicolon's post on "52 Ways To Read and Study the Bible in 2011" and I definitely wanted to share that with you.

Through that list, I discovered this project. Mom's Toolbox's READ THE BIBLE IN 90 DAYS. It starts January 3rd, ends April 2nd. Essentially, you read twelve or so pages a day for eighty-eight days.

I personally am not a big fan of Bible Reading Plans. Not because I have anything against people who are more organized than I am. But because I am not  rigid methodical in my reading.

If you are looking for a "plan" to read the Bible, I'd suggest a chronological one. Reading the bible this way, helps the bible 'make sense' as a whole, as a big picture. It helps you see how the prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jonah, Obadiah, etc.) fit in with the Kings and Chronicles. Knowing how a book fits into the "big picture" can help in your understanding.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible


Anonymous said...

A Holiday Thought...

Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." ~ Genesis 1:29

Cassandra said...

I've participated in the Mom's Toolbox Bible in 90 Days Challenge. It was a great experience! I don't generally like rigid reading plans either, but I could put up with just a 90 day reading plan. ;)

Overall, I would say it was well worth all the reading each day. Reading the Bible so quickly gave me a different picture of the Bible. When you read it so quickly, you can see the big themes in Scripture instead of getting bogged down in the details. It kind of challenged me to analyze my traditions and beliefs and determine if they are as important as I make them out to be. Why should I get hung up on something that God only mentions a couple of times? It would be better to learn those things that multiple books cover. Until I read the Bible in only 90 days, I didn't realize what the major Bible themes were.

Just an opinion from something who finished the plan! :) I don't think I will do it again, as I prefer much slower study (vs quick reading) but I like to challenge everyone to read the Bible quickly at least once.