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Yes, you really can read through the Bible in a year. Yes, even you, busy, exhausted, mom!!
I tried to read through the Bible several times and always fell off the wagon somewhere around Numbers or Deuteronomy. After failing at my attempts to read straight through I tried different reading plans that involved reading from different parts of the Bible in the same day. Those didn’t work for me either. I had pretty much come to the conclusion that I would never be able to manage a solid read through of the entire Bible……..until…..
I found the Chronological One Year Bible.
My first read through was the New Living Translation (above). This is a great translation for reading through but I would suggest a different translation for in-depth study (and a regular layout for that matter).
Then I bought my husband the NIV version.
There are other versions available as well but those are the only two I have personally purchased.
All of the One Year Bibles are dated so you simply read the section for the current date. The Chronological Bibles are, of course, in chronological order but no page flipping is required; all the passages, in the order they occurred, are right there under today’s date.
This makes it easy to pick up and read without too much thinking or having to keep up with a reading plan checklist. And if I do miss a day or get behind I know exactly how much to read to catch up.
This year there is a NEW version of the One Year Chronological Bible called “Expressions.” It pairs Bible Journaling with reading through the Bible in one year.
See my other posts on Bible Journaling for ideas, tips, and supply suggestions.
The video below shows the details of the Expressions Bible.
Like the other One Year Bibles, it tells you what to read each day of the year but this one also includes illustrations inside the cover to color, illustrated month titles, and a few illustrated margins. There are wide margins on every page where you can write, draw, paint, or whatever you enjoy doing.
I will be reading and journaling through this Bible this year. Each week I will choose my favorite page and post it here on the blog and link up to the Scripture & a Snapshot linky over at A Glimpse of Our Life. I will also post on Instagram with the tag #scripture&asnapshot and on this Pinterest board.
I would love for you to join me in reading through the Bible this year and journaling along with me if that is your cup of tea! If you aren’t into journaling feel free to join us reading through in one year with one of the other versions.
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**This Bible is currently out of stock on Amazon but order now and they will send it when it is available or maybe you can find it at a local Christian Book store like I did.