A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year


When I was pregnant with my second baby, I decided that I would try to read the Bible through in a year.  I found a One Year Bible and got into the habit of reading while I ate breakfast.  That was in 2004, and I have read through my Bible every year since then.  I’ve tried different versions (I really like the chronological version) and even made my own plan.  This year, I’m just reading 5 chapters a day–and I started with the NT, rather than the OT.

When I got the chance to review Diane Stortz’ A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year, I knew I had to check it out.  The book begins with several testimonials from women who started a read the Bible in a year program.  This is a great way to start out the book–reading through the Bible can seem intimidating, and sharing with readers what a difference it’s made in the lives of others is a great way to show it’s possible & worth doing. Stortz also gives some basic background information on the Bible itself, which is interesting and sets the stage.

The rest of the book is divided into chapters by week.  Each week contains a devotional highlighting a passage or key point in the week’s readings, a checklist of readings for each day, key points to look for, and a small section to reflect.  Here, readers can jot down what they learned, a verse they’d like to remember, and any questions they have.

This book is a great resource for women who want to start reading the Bible consistently, but aren’t sure where to start.  The devotional and the space for reflection makes it very “woman-friendly.”  I also like that there are tips for reading in a group–even if you’re just reading with one friend.  The only thing I’d like to see is the actual text of the Bible.  Not including it allows readers to use whatever version (or multiple versions!) they like, but I like the simplicity of having it all in one place.

**Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.**

 

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