Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kim: Diving in!

Hi ladies! Summer is upon us and now is a great time to get outside in the sunshine and do some summer reading. Whether you are poolside, parkside, seaside, lakeside, riverside, or mountainside, it is the perfect time to dive into God's Word. If you're looking for reading options or maybe a summer reading challenge, here are a few ideas:

Read the Bible in 90 Days- Summer Challenge
"Read the Bible cover to cover by investing as little as 30 minutes a day. In 90 days (two “grace days” are included) you’ll see the big picture of God’s great story unfold before you."

Click here to download the reading schedule: The Bible in 90 Days Reading Schedule.pdf

I am doing this challenge with a few friends, and so far we are loving it! Laurie K. is modifying this plan by reading through the Bible in Chronological order, so that's another option. (You can use the One Year Chronological Bible reading plan, listed below, and combine days to arrive at "90 days.")

The One Year Bible Reading Plans
If you have been wanting to start a Bible reading plan, TheOneYearBible.com has some great options. (Sherri Youngward talked about using The One Year Bible, NIV, at our spring retreat.) Here are some downloads if you want to follow the OYB plan but want to use your own Bible:

"Each day contains a passage from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs."

"The one year chronological reading plan contains the entire text of the bible arranged in the order the events actually occurred. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God's plan in history."

Sherri Youngward's Free Bible Study Help
During the spring retreat, Sherri Youngward taught an impromtu class, "How to Study Your Bible." All of us were blessed to learn the very simple yet fruitful way that Sherri personally studies her Bible. Sherri's website has a free resource with the three easy steps you can use in your personal devotional time.
Click here to download her free Personal Bible Study Help.pdf.
(Thank you, Sherri, for sharing this with us! You are such a blessing! :)

Enjoy the Water, ladies!


Laurie said...

This is a great list of options and resourses! Looks Great!

Thanks for the reminder to stay in our Bibles through out the summer!!

Laurie said...

Thanks Kim, great ideas.