Have you ever read through the Bible? Do you understand the overarching story of the Bible and its main theme? One of the great ways to get this overview and to read through the whole Bible is to set aside 3 months (90 days) to read it. With reading for about an hour a day (which can be split up throughout the day), it is possible to read the whole Bible in just 90 days. It’s a shorter commitment than trying to read it in a year and it provides the opportunity to read large sections of the Bible at once, which gives a clearer picture of what it’s saying.
Back in 2012 I read through the Bible in 90 days with a group online. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and I loved getting the big picture of the Bible. I did it chronologically, which helped to intersperse the Psalms in with what was happening in David’s life at the time he wrote them. It brought the prophets in during the reign of the kings when they were prophesying and helped to make those make more sense. So in 2014, I led another group of people to read through the Bible in 90 days. This time my husband, who is a slower reader than I am, joined me. He was pleasantly surprised at how he was able to do it and is now as enthusiastic as I am about reading the Bible this way periodically. So now we plan to do this every other year, on the “even” years, from February 1 to May 1 (or April 30 on leap years) and encourage others to join us each time.
We’ve created a Bible Reading group on Facebook to do this, but you can also join in even if you’re not on Facebook. We also had an email group that did it. I’ve included a sign up for those who would like to join us and would prefer to do it through email rather than Facebook. It starts February 1, 2016 and goes through April 30. There is a schedule to do it chronologically as well as straight through. As you make your goals for the year 2016, why not include reading through the Bible?