As you plan to read through or listen through the Bible in the coming year, I want to let you know of various tools you might use.
THE READ THE BIBLE FOR LIFE
ONE-YEAR CHRONOLOGICAL PLAN
This is the same plan found in the back of Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding & Living God’s Word, the Reader’s Guide to the Bible, and Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible
Read the Bible for Life “Start Here” (PDF)
(an abbreviated form of the plan that focuses on significant passages each day)
Read the Bible for Life Chronological Plan (integrated with book) (PDF)
(as you progress through the year, read chapters from Read the Bible for Life, learning how
to read the various parts of Scripture effectively, applying what you learn to your life)
Digital Text Options
You can follow the plan on the READ THE BIBLE FOR LIFE APP from the iTunes Store
(this app will be updated January 2012 with audio options)
You can follow the plan on Jim Price’s READING PLAN App
You can follow the plan on the website, phone app, or RSS from YOU VERSION
Reading God’s Story Audio Bible
The Reading God’s Story Audio Bible was produced by Union University (www.uu.edu) in partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources (www.Lifeway.com) as a part of the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative (see www.readthebibleforlife.com). Based on the Read the Bible for Life Chronological Reading Plan, the recordings were performed by members of the Union University community, produced by Joshua T. Moore, and feature original music by singer-song writer Michael Card (www.michaelcard.com).
New Read the Bible for Life Audio Page
(This page will be incorporated into the www.readthebibleforlife.com soon.
You can drag the URL to your desktop and make it an App. OR on your
iPhone, open the link in Safari. Then with the “Share” icon in the bottom
middle of the screen, press “Add to Home Screen”. This will turn the page
into an App on your iPhone’s Home Screen!)
How to convert the audio page into an App on your Android Phone:
In Android you would bookmark the page (in your browser), then return to the screen
where you would like to place the app, long press and choose “Bookmark”, and select
the app bookmark you just saved. HTC phones will only show their own bookmark icon,
but other phones *should* save the icon just like iPhones.
Also the Read the Bible for Life App for iPhone and iPad
will soon incorporate the daily audio readings for easy access.
I am told this should happen in the next few weeks.
I will be posting the audio podcasts of the daily readings on Twitter. Follow @readingodstory
I will be posting the audio podcasts daily on Facebook on the Reading God’s Story Audio Page
You can also access the podcast of the daily readings through Soundcloud.
The SoundCloud App from the App store gets mixed reviews, but you
might want to check it out anyway.
THE READ THE BIBLE FOR LIFE
4 + 1 PLAN
In using this plan you will read through the entire Bible in a year and through the Psalms twice. The advantage of this type of plan is that you will be exposed to various parts of the Old and New Testaments simultaneously, which will keep your reading very fresh and remind you of “the whole counsel of God”! The plan is “semi-chronological” at points, the prophets of the Old Testament and the letters of the New Testament placed in rough chronological order. There are 6 days of reading each week, giving you a day to rest or catch up with a missed reading. No audio version of this plan is available at this time, but check back in the future!
You can download the Booklet form of this plan here.
You can download the loose sheets version of this plan here.
You can also follow the plan on Jim Price’s READING PLAN App