You are invited to join us on the One Year Bible journey in 2014! We have over 15,000 people in 78 countries around the world signed up for our free emails filled with commentary, encouragement, and questions for reflection.
Why read the Bible in one year? I believe that God wants you to know more about Him, His character, His ways, and His incredible story of redemption. And I believe God wants to transform you more into the likeness of His son Jesus on a daily basis. One of the best ways that God can do all of this is by us reading and studying God's very Word, the Bible, for 15 minutes each day. This website will equip and encourage you on a life-transforming one year journey through the Bible with free daily commentary, questions for reflection, images, worship videos, and with free monthly emails.
We are following a One Year Bible plan with 15 minute daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs. Your options for joining us on the One Year Bible journey include:
1. Reading online using our daily links to Bible Gateway.
2. Listening online using OneYearAudioBible.org or DailyAudioBible.com. (see links on left sidebar menu)
3. Reading from your own Bible using your preferred translation. You can print out a listing of our entire year's readings in PDF format at this link.
4. Picking up a One Year Bible which organizes our daily readings. (see links on left sidebar menu)
To sign up for the One Year Bible Blog daily emails, simply type your email in the box below, click Subscribe, and then make sure you respond to the confirmation email that will be automatically sent to you. There is no cost to you for any of this - it's free!
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I encourage you to bookmark this website in your browser and sign up for our monthly emails so that you are on the email list. Note that our readings begin again on January 1, 2014 - however, you are welcome to start with today's calendar date of readings and read along with us. Or you can try to play "catch-up" on the past few days' of reading too. This website will be continuing in 2014, God-willing, and for years to come.
Please note that we are not following a Chronological Bible plan on this blog - however, you can find my Chronological Bible Blog at this link.
I encourage you to consider friends or relatives or church congregation members that you might want to invite along on this One Year Bible journey as well? Please feel free to share this website with others! If you have a church website or a personal blog you are very welcome to link to this website! I encourage you to consider including information about this website in your church bulletins in December of each year. Also, I encourage you to consider "championing" the One Year Bible at your church by encouraging others to join you on the journey. Sometimes people need someone like you from their church to encourage them to read God's Word each day!
Will you consider starting up a One Year Bible small group at your church in 2014? We post up monthly Study Group notes and questions on this blog website at this link. Please use these notes as a resource for your small group or for personal study! Also, "The One Year Bible Companion" - linked to on the left side bar - is great for small group and individual study as well.
Mike's bio: Overall, please know that this website is not about me - it is about God and it's about each of us learning from God's Word each and every day. I pray that this website simply helps facilitate this process for each of us. I am a Christian who has discovered that reading and studying the Bible every day is absolutely life-transforming. 2014 is my 12th One Year Bible journey, so I'm learning some things about the Bible as I go. I do have so much more to learn! I try to write on this blog keeping two things in mind: 1. Grace 2. A call to holiness in our lives. I try to find the balance of these two in my own life and in the writings in this blog and in the monthly e-mails. I have an evangelical faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit - the Triune God. I'm in my early 40's and at age 28 I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at a nondenominational evangelical church. A statement of my faith includes The Apostles Creed. I hope this is enough of a bio? God's bio in the Bible is so much more interesting than mine! :)
I look forward to journeying through the One Year Bible with you! Again, please do not let this spiritual growth opportunity pass you by! God bless you!
Any questions? Email Mike at: email@example.com
p.s. Thank you for embarking on this One Year Bible journey through God's Word with participants in the following 78 countries throughout the world: Australia, Barbados, Belize, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Channel Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Columbia, Congo, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Montserrat, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigheria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Yugoslavia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This list of 77 countries is truly a blessing to consider. Thank you to each of you for participating! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are participating, and your country isn't listed above? Thanks!