Guest Post: Read the Bible in 90 Days

**The following is a guest post from Amy, blogger at Mom’s Toolbox and Mom’s Travel Tales.  If you’re looking for a grand goal to start your new year, this could be it!**

Bible in 90 Days promoHave you ever thought about reading the Bible… the whole thing, from start to finish?

I thought about it for years, and even attempted a few times on my own, before I discovered Bible in 90 Days.  I joined a group at my church and read the whole thing without stopping, cover to cover.

I was so blown away by the experience that I offered to facilitate it at my next church and have since facilitated several more times, trained facilitators and now plan to host an online community via my blog, Mom’s Toolbox.

If you have ever considered reading the whole Bible, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you join me January 1- March 31, 2010, as I read and blog through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, bit by bit, in order, every day.

If you would like to join our online community, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Plan to set aside about an hour each day from January 1- March 31 for an incredibly enriching experience.
  • Get your hands on a Bible in 90 Days Bible from www.biblein90days.org, or your local Christian bookstore.
  • Consider also purchasing the Bible in 90 Days Participant’s Guide which offers weekly questions for you ponder to gain more insight from your reading. (I’ll be using these questions for our weekly Twitter meet-ups.)
  • Consider purchasing the Bible in 90 Days Essential Bible Companion, which offers a snapshot of information to help you make it through each week’s reading without getting distracted by researching on the internet.
  • Bookmark my site, www.MomsToolbox.com, and plan to visit January 1- March 31 after you have completed each day’s reading to see what I learned and report in that you have read for the day.
  • Follow me on Twitter (@MomsToolbox) and plan to be on Twitter every Monday night of the program from 9-10 CST (much like a study meeting—just online!) when we can ask and answer each other’s questions. Use and look for the #B90Days hashtag for our group discussion.

I would bet some of you are asking “Why this particular Bible?” Here’s why:

The official Bible in 90 Days Bible is an NIV Bible, so it is an easy-to-read direct translation. This edition has large type, minimal footnotes and indicates where you should start and stop reading each day. Sure, you could accomplish this goal using your own Bible, but the statistics point to a huge success ratio for those using this official Bible… and not so much success for those who choose to use a different one. And don’t you want to succeed this time?

Although we won’t be meeting in person, my prayer is that via almost-daily online communication on my blog, as well as on Twitter we can still hold each other accountable, helping each other to accomplish our goal to read every word of the Bible attentively in 90 days.

I’d love to encourage you in this endeavor. It has been life-changing for me.

I cannot express how much reading the bible in 90 days has helped me with every study I have participated in and every sermon I have heard since then. I now know the context of the stories. I know where to find them… and I can clearly see how they are related. And to read about Christ and the fulfillment of countless prophesies just after you’ve read about those prophesies is amazing!

If you’re up for the challenge, I’m up for encouraging you every step of the way.

Pray about it. Think about it… And click on over to MomsToolbox.com to let me know if you’d like to join in the challenge and to learn more. But do it soon so you’ll be ready to start 2010 in His Word… all of it!

Hope to see you there!

** If you still have questions, plan to follow me on Twitter and join me for our first Twitter chat this Monday, December 21 from 9-10 CST. I’ll be there ready to chat about the program and would love to answer any questions you may have.

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I’ve already told Amy that I’m not up to the challenge right now, but I do think it’s a noble (and lofty!) goal and wanted to help her spread the word.  I’d love to know if you are participating!

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Comments

  1. I have been reading the Bible everyday this year. Well sometimes I do have to play catch up, but it has been a wonderful revelation to me in my thinking, attitude, and behaviour. I will be done on Dec. 31st. M yBible has a plan in the back that I have been following. 90 days would be great!

  2. My husband and I did this together a few years ago. It really changes the way you look at the Bible as a whole. It’s great to read the Bible this way then pick out a book to slowly study afterward!

  3. I have a confession: I have never read the entire bible through. I do read (almost) daily; something I started in 2006 when I became pregnant with our first and realized how important a real relationship with the Lord was. I won’t be participating in this challenge but it certainly is a noble, God-honoring goal to start off the new year!

  4. I’m interested in doing this but don’t want to purchase another Bible. Do you just read cover to cover or does it mix Old and New Testaments like the 1 year Bible? I know the readings and passages for the one year Bible are online. Is there a listing of passages for each day for those of us who can’t buy the 90 day Bible right now?

    • @Brooke,
      I’m so excited that you are interested in the program… it is truly amazing!!
      The reading schedule starts at the beginning of the Bible and reads straight through from beginning to end.
      The link Abutton gave (http://www.havenministries.com/schedule.pdf) takes you to the Bible in 90 Days schedule we will be following beginning January 1. I hope to have that schedule on a downloadable bookmark on my site before the end of the year so those who would like to try with their own Bibles can.

  5. Very interesting. I’ve never read the Bible cover-to-cover and I’m kinda interested to see if I can keep up with this challenge. Worth a shot!

  6. I did this a year or so ago and it was incredible! I would strongly encourage others to join the challenge. It can be a bit difficult, at first, to read all of the “assignment” each day, but after you’ve formed a habit it becomes much easier and such a blessing.

    @Brooke–at least when I did it, we just read the Bible straight through, cover-to-cover, no special Bible needed. Although the official 90-day Bible might be nice, you can definitely succeed in this without it. Plus, then you can read the translation you’re comfortable with. When I did this, we used this schedule: http://www.havenministries.com/schedule.pdf (opens a PDF file).

  7. Wow! I’ve read in a year and 9 months but not 90 days. Sounds wonderful! :D

  8. I would love to win this. I would love to read the bible all the way through. I have never accomplished this. What a great way to start the new year.

  9. just dived in and ordered the Bible thanks to your post! I have always wanted and needed to do this…this is the time to do it! Thanks loads for telling me about this. Encouraging people to read the Bible…what an excellent and high calling to be about. Thank you.

  10. I would love to do this.

  11. Will you be including the questions anywhere else besides twitter? I dont’ do twitter, but my husband and kids got me the Bible for this plan, but not the participant companion book, because the local bookstore didnt’ have that. I have some medical stuff coming up, so I know I won’t be ordering it, so I’m wondering if with just the special version Bible, .. will I be able to know how much to read without the companion guide? I had noticed before that you said to “consider” purchasing the guide, so I hope it isn’t essential. I hope it’s possible to keep up with this without it! :)

    • I forwarded your question to Amy from momstoolbox.com. If you don’t hear from her, be sure to visit her site – that’s where all the information is located.

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