Re: [asa] Bible reading advice?

From: Kirk Bertsche <>
Date: Tue Oct 14 2008 - 15:14:05 EDT

I've found that the following are helping me to be more consistent in
daily Bible reading this year:

1) a consistent time and place to read the Scriptures every day (e.g.
a coffee shop on the way to work in the morning)
2) a new/different Bible translation (e.g. the NET Bible: http://
3) a good devotional guide tied to a Bible reading schedule (e.g.
Carson and M'Cheyne)

Many people have put together daily Bible reading schedules. One of
the more popular was by Robert Murray M'Cheyne in the 1800s. It is
widely available on the web:

Don Carson (a thoughtful evangelical scholar) has written two
excellent devotional guides which follow this reading schedule:


On Oct 11, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Christine Smith wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is perhaps not directly relevant to ASA's usual topic of
> discussion, so please feel free to reply off-line...
> I am looking for advice and tips on the best way to read the Bible
> the whole way through. I've probably read ~50% of the Bible in
> shorter spurts just from spontaneously selecting different chapters
> or books and reading those at various times, but that of course
> isn't a particularly coherent approach. I tried once to read it the
> whole way through, one chapter each night, but ended up stopping
> about 1/3 of the way into the OT because of some personal issues
> that disrupted my routine. I'd like to try again, but would
> appreciate any advice/tips you would offer from your own
> experiences that will help me get the most out of it (and keep me
> disciplined in it!!) Specifically, I'm wondering...

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