An Illustrated Introduction to Leviticus

This video clip (length: 8:16) gives an overview of the third book of Moses:  Leviticus.

Source:  The Bible Project

A New Kind of Bible

What the Success of Bibliotheca Tells Us About the Future of Publishing (Michael Hyatt talks about the new Bible designed for reading and that comes in four volumes – three for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament.)

My Concern with One-Year Bible Plans

Lenny Esposito offers some cautions about some Bible reading plans.  While I might hesistate to discourage anyone from adopting a read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan, Lenny’s thoughts are well worth considering.

(5 min read; 1,224 words)

Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: My Concern with One-Year Bible Plans.

Book Review – Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me

I don’t know about this book review, or even about the book itself, but I find the book’s title thoroughly edifying all by itself:

Taking God at His Word:

Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough,

and

What That Means for You and Me 

Book Review – Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me » Christian Apologetics & Intelligence Ministry.  [Editorial note March 25, 2015:  Sorry, but it appears Intelmin.org is no longer supporting this link.]

5 easy ways to increase your biblical literacy by Chris Thompson

(4 min read; 822 words)

5 easy ways to increase your biblical literacy | Anchorage Daily News  (Sorry, but as of August 2, 2014, it appears the Anchorage Daily News is no longer maintaining this page.)

Bible Reading, Prayer, Church Attendance – Which Has the Greatest Impact?

Natasha Crain explains why reading the Bible regularly and frequently has more impact than any other spiritual discipline.

(4 min read; 930 words)

The Most Important New Year’s Resolution For a Christian Parent (December 30, 2011)

And here’s another related post from Natasha, this one about her personal experiences with Bible reading:  How to Actually Like Reading the Bible by Natasha Crain (A Christian Mom) (January 6, 2014)  She begins by writing, “Until about five years ago, I was one of those Americans who revered the Bible but didn’t read it much.”

A Useful Exhortation on Bible Reading from Douglas Wilson

This links to a useful exhortation on Bible reading from Doug Wilson.

(4 min read; 1,065 words)

Bedrock Discipleship: Bible Reading

Halley’s Admonition to Have the Congregation Read and the Pastor Preach from the Bible

Halley’s Bible Handbook is a long-standing reference work.  The current Amazon listing for this book says, “Halley’s Bible Handbook was born out of the conviction of Henry H. Halley that everyone ought to read the Bible daily.”

I no longer have a copy, but I recall from the one I had in the early ’80’s that it contained  a page with these words:

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THIS BOOK
IS
This Simple Suggestion:

THAT EACH CHURCH HAVE A CONGREGATIONAL PLAN OF BIBLE READING

and

THAT THE PASTOR’s SERMON BE FROM THE PART OF THE BIBLE READ THE PAST WEEK

Thus connecting
The Pastor’s Preaching with the People’s Bible Reading.

Each line was centered on the page just as you see above.  (I don’t know whether today’s editions of the book have retained this page, but you can see confirmations of its being in the older versions here.  [Editorial note, January 27, 2017: Sorry, but the page I was linking to is no longer there.])

I adopted this plan for the church I was pastoring at the time.  Each Sunday the church bulletin had the Bible Reading Plan for the week, with spaces for people to make notes on what they read during the week.  We started with Genesis 1 and read a chapter a day.  My sermon on Sunday would be based on the seven chapters read that week.

If more pastors did this, perhaps more of them would end up forsaking the organized church to pursue God’s church.

 

Did You Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon?

It’s not news that many more people start Bible reading plans than finish them.  The article at the link, however, describes a constructive way to deal with the difficulties involved.

(A 2 min read; 529 words)

via Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon? (Christianity Today)