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reading the bible in 2020

"The Word is in our pockets and on our coffee tables, like a love letter waiting to be perused or a feast waiting to be devoured."

There are so many good Bible reading plans out there!  And media to match: podcasts, audio, mobile plans, etc.  I read through the Bible more rapidly every couple of years.  Like a flyover.  But in the in-between years I slow it down and focus on a couple of books, like exploring one part of the terrain in more detail.  

This year I think I'm going to use the the Robert Murray M'Cheyne (RMM) reading schedule as modified by D. A. Carson into a two-year reading schedule.  Reading about two chapters a day, this is do-able for most people.  You can cover in the first year, a) all the NT, the Psalms, and half of the OT, and in the second year, b) all the NT, the Psalms, and the second half of the OT.

The pace would be about 2 chapters per day.  In our family the plan is to individually read the first chapter in the morning (quiet time, via audio, travel time, etc.) and then in the evening after dinner the second reading together read aloud.  Well, that's the plan so far.  

Here's the PDF schedule.   

Here are D. A. Carson's devotionals based upon the daily readings.  

Also, Canadian pastor Paul Carter in partnership with The Gospel Coalition Canada began a daily podcast called Into the Word that follows the 2-year version of the RMM plan.  

And finally, here's some good motivation for adopting a reading plan. 





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Thanks for the Bible reading suggestions. For the majority of my time this year I am focusing on the four Gospels.

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