Culture At Large

Through the Bible in 2006

Andy Rau

So... what New Year's resolutions (if any) did you make this year? Was one of them to read through the entire Bible this year?

I have no hard data to back this up, but I'd bet that if you asked around, you'd find that "read through the Bible in a year" is near the top of many Christians' New Year's resolution lists. Looking around online this morning, I see that Radical Congruency has pledged to read through the Bible this year, and has even created a reading plan for doing so. Gary Peterson is also posting about his Bible reading plan. Both are using blogs to maintain their reading plans, which seems like a great idea.

I'm sure there are a lot of other good reading plans out there. Back to the Bible has a great selection of reading plans--you can choose from several different plans (chronological, beginning-to-end, etc.) and then read the relevant Bible passages online.

What about you? If you've made it through the Bible in a year, what was the "secret of your success"? Any useful or interesting Bible reading plans you've come across online?

It's not too late to jump on the Bible-reading bandwagon this year, so if you're moved to do so, bookmark one of these plans and start checking it daily! As for myself, I'm still undecided about whether or not to add this to my list of resolutions. In my experience, it's a great pledge to make, but I end up feeling really guilty when I inevitably get bogged down in Deuteronomy and break my New Year's resolution...

update: I just came across this CT article--a few years old, but still relevant--on how to make your resolutions stick. Useful if, like me, you aren't the best at keeping your earnestly-made New Year's resolutions.

Topics: Culture At Large, Theology & The Church, The Bible