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.
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.
Bible Reading Resources
The Bible Project’s “ ” series
The Bible Project’s “Read Scripture” Series – and
The History of the ESV –
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, Various Authors, Wayne Grudem,
Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart,
Robby Gallaty, Graeme Goldsworthy, John Piper, John Piper,