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Read the Bible in 2019


One of the spiritual components of NEXT | The Time Is Now is to read through the Bible at least once over the next two years. Research shows that Bible engagement is the number one indicator of spiritual maturity. It helps to have a plan for Bible reading and we want to help you weigh the numerous options. We've identified and are recommending two reading plans.

FOUNDATIONS READING PLAN
This plan is adapted from Replicate Ministries’ F260 Bible Reading plan. It is a 5-day per week reading plan and walks through the foundational passages of the overall storyline of the Bible.

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CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN
This plan is adapted from Blue Letter Bible’s chronological reading plan. It is a 7-day per week reading plan and will take you through the entire Bible in chronological order as it happened through time.

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ROMANS 8 READING PLAN

This plan is developed to accompany our sermon series in Romans 8 that will take us into December. Download the plan, and get a head start on following along as Pastor Danny takes us through this important chapter in God's Word!

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Bible Reading Resources


BIBLES
The ESV Study Bible
The ESV Story of Redemption Bible
The NIV Study Bible
The CSB Study Bible
ESV Scripture Journals

VIDEOS
The Bible Project’s “How to Read the Bible” series
The Bible Project’s “Read Scripture” Series – Old Testament and New Testament 
The History of the ESV – A Ten-Minute Documentary

ARTICLES
How to Read and Understand the Bible
5 Steps to Understanding Any Biblical Text
Seven Steps of Bible Study Preparation

PODCASTS & APPS
The Bible Recap Podcast (Chronological Plan)
Praying the Bible Podcast
Foundations Plan on YouVersion

DICTIONARIES & REFERENCE WORKS
T. Desmond Alexander, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Various Authors, ESV Expository Commentary
Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

BOOKS
Barry Cooper, Can I Really Trust the Bible?
Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Robby Gallaty, Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan
Graeme Goldsworthy, According to Plan
John Piper, A Peculiar Glory
John Piper, Reading the Bible Supernaturally
Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word 

CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL RESOURCES
Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible
Kevin DeYoung, The Biggest Story
Following Jesus Bible
ESV Student Study Bible