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The Goal

The goal of Scripture reading is more than checking off that you have done it each day. It is to gain a greater understanding of the Word of God.

Remember that it is not hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.

- Thomas Brooks

The Plan

​Read one book at a time repetitiously for a month or more. This will help you remember what you read. By the end of the 30 days you will know that book very well. With a standard read through the bible in a year program, you would be reading through each book of the Bible once a year. With this plan, in 30 days you have done the equivalent of 30 years of reading that individual book. And, because it was repetitive, you will remember it.

Longer books, are divided into shorter sections and read each section for 30 days. For example, The Gospel of John contains 21 chapters. Divide it into sections of seven and read each section for 30 days.

The Challenge

Join with us reading the current book of the month. You are never behind. Accomplish as many reps as you can.

 Ways to further engage

  • Summarize - Either chapters and major sections or every verse

  • Memorize - a key or meaningful verse each week.

  • Clarify - Use included resources to interpret hard to understand passages.

  • Pray - Spend some time praying over sections of each book.