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It is with a sense of great accomplishment and gratefulness that I comment today. A year ago I started reading the One Year Bible blog without much hope of finishing, because of the times I'd failed before. Although I skipped out most of Ezekiel because I got really behind at one stage, I got through the rest. YAY!

Knowing that there was a community of readers doing this with me, and being able to interact with you all through comments was a key ingredient for me. Thank you to all who posted.

Mike, thank you so much. Your commitment to this blog is admirable, and your humility is inspiring. I think you must be one of Jesus' heros when I see how many lives you are touching daily through your obedience to Him.

Having read the whole Bible now, I have a much better idea of God as the beginning and the end, God working through history, God unravelling His love-plan and God reaching out to us. I have a much better understanding of Israel and the Jewish nation, and how they are a precious part of the fact that I am a Christian today. Praise You, Lord for drawing near to us. Praise You for The Message.

Happy New Year to all my fellow bible bloggers. I would encourage new and old and bloggers to keep going. This has been my four year to read the bible through. I find that every time I read it God always gives just what I need. I have found that if I get up each day, and start my day with His word I can face ANYTHING.I encourage you to start reading first thing in the morning it will change your day. God bless you all

Like Peggy said above: Happy New Year to the One year Bible blogging nation :) and thank you so much Mike !!

To those new folks don't worry if you get behind a few days just try and catch up when you get a chance and you will !!

I agree also with the reading in the morning is the best for me but whenever you get a chance you will find it rewarding and inspiring.

Reading everyday and then reading Mike's commentary has made me examine my life and it is for the better.

God Bless this ministry and I can't wait to start anew tomorrow !!


I spent a goodly amount of time in the hospital in late summer, taking tests, being probed for this and that, and finally being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancerous treatable but not cureable blood disease that attacks many (multiple) parts of the body. While there, I was away from my computer and away from the daily issues of oneyearbible blog. I tried to keep up by reading passages ahead on my own from each of our daily sections. When I was sent home, I was surprised to discover how close I was to being at just the right spots.

We are blessed to have this blog at our fingertips, to have Mike do all of the research and tech work, to be able to read and review with the audio section, to be exposed to wonderful music that goes so well with daily Scripture, and to be able to read the few but enlightening comments of fellow followers. Best of all, I appreciate the feeling of being part of a world-wide study and worship group; thousands, perhaps, all over the globe reading, meditating, and taking personal action on specific daily verses. I am thankful.

The new year is uncertain for me, but I feel surrounded by the love of God. I find love and peace in his Word. I am committed to the 2013 reading schedule and to the grand experience of being part of oneyearbibleblog.

Thank you Mike for your encouragement. This is my third year. Every year I have a better understanding of God's words. Your commentary and fellow readers comments help me a lot. Some still goes over my head and heart especially genealogy in the OT & NT.

I plan to do the Chronological Bible Reading in 2013.

Happy New Year to all. May we all feel the love of our Saviour which surrounds us everyday of our lives. We just need to consciously feel it. This OYBB helped me feel His presence.

God bless.


I print out a copy of the bible reading plan and put it in my bible. I read in the mornings on my way to work. When I get home in the evening, I go to the computer and read the blog, listened to the wonderful music.I enjoyed reading and learning about God's Word.The concentration on the word keeps my mind stable. Instead of worry and complaining about the cares of life,Gods Word comes back to me and comforts me.I am so busy focusing on memorizing the scripture for the day.I am praising God throughout the day at work on the elevator, walking down the street. When I get to church on Sundays I do not need to warm up or get in the mood for service. I have been with God all week I am ready for corporate fellowship.This is always a great experience. If you join in reading the word with Mike you will not be the same.When I slip up I get a quick read in at night 1:30 while going to the rest room I make some coffee sit down and get a quick 20 minute read on so in the morning I am caught up with the days reading. Thank U Mike. Those who's comments I read - its beautiful thank you.

Thank you thank you thank you!!! In the past, I have attempted a few of the "One Year Bible" books and never made it out of January :( Thanks to you Mike, I actually achieved it this year. This blog makes it SO easy, I never had an excuse not to keep up. I know maintaining this blog is probably A LOT of work, but I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate every minute you put in it. My life has been changed this year. You are doing good work.

Thank you!

Michael - This is what I journaled on January 1, 2013 and posted as a note on Youversion:

On this rainy and cold Tuesday, the first day of 2013, at 57 years of age, I am beginning my ninth year in a row of reading the Bible from cover to cover in a year.

The early morning is my quiet time, to drink God's word and let it soak deeply in my soul. I journal my thoughts afterwards, and I now have quite a collection of filled, spiral notebooks.

I have done this at home, in hotel rooms and wherever I happen to be. I remember my doctor coming into my hospital room three years ago and "catching" me reading my Tyndale NIV one year bible. I have read across several versions, manually with the previously mentioned bible, as well as from a list printed from the one year bible online web site, and electronically on my laptops, smart phones and my Android tablet.

No, I am not bragging or puffing my chest out in pride, but I am thanking God who had made this happen! I am a sinful, imperfect man who worships a sinless, perfect God and his son, Jesus, who took on my sins and died on that cross so many years ago.

Father, thank you for your grace and for the gift of your word. Through thick and thin, sickness and health and the best and worst times of my life, you have been there for me. I do not understand everything in the Bible, but I will keep on reading and believing and hoping.

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