Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bible Reading Plans

I've just recently implemented a Bible reading plan which I stumbled upon at the ESV website.  I'm using the M'Cheyne plan.  There are also several others to choose from.

Do you use a Bible reading plan?  If so, which one?


Amanda said...

I'm using a reading plan right now, but of course I can't remember where I got it from. ;)

Mike said...

I've read thru the bible a few times now, and I've found best the plan of reading for me is to read for one straight hour at a time. This allows me to finish the bible rapidly...I was able to finish in 6months last time.

The problem with that plan is specific detail retention is low, but the storyline and theme retention is high.

When I read for theological retention, I take cues from the non-biblical books I'm reading (the most recent was Dr. MacArthur's "The Jesus You Can't Ignore", and the current is by D.A. Carson, "Scandalous"). Those men always include bible study within the context of their books. I find this helps me apply what I read.

I never could gain much momentum reading Mark 1:1 thru 4:15, then skipping to Exodus 20, then Psalm 91, for example. My mind needs things set out in a linear fashion.

Unbreakable Joy said...

I've used a few different reading plans. I do find it interesting to try new approaches to Bible reading.

When I first began reading in several different places in scripture during a sitting, I began to see more inter-relation between the different books of the Bible then I had previously seen.

There are so many ways to read the Bible. The main thing is not necessarily how we read the Bible (though this is important too) but that we do actually read it.

Mike said...

"...that we read it." Amen to that!

I formerly attended a church where I could count the number of people on one hand who brought their bibles with them to church. "Why don't you bring your bible?" I'd ask them. "Because the words are projected on the screen." What a sad, sad commentary. I guess it's not that important to them.