We will will start “Reading God’s Story” (a chronological Bible) on January 1, 2012.  It’s a Chronological Bible (although you can use your own Bible if you prefer) and there’s a Reader’s guide with insights on each day’s reading. Join us on this year-long journey (about 20 minutes a day).  This is hosted by Women’s Ministries, but anyone can read with us!!!  Let me know if you’d like a Bible or a Reader’s Guide! The Women will have a monthly meeting  (4th Monday evening of the month – our first meeting is Monday, January 23, 6:30pm at the church) to discuss what we’ve read and encourage each other to continue!   AS OF APRIL, THE MONTLY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO NON-ATTENDANCE.  But continue your reading!!!

SYNOPSIS: Reading God’s Story & The Reader’s Guide to the Bible: A Chronological Reading Plan by George Guthrie – Stories are basic to life. Everybody loves a good story. We have been reading, listening to, or watching stories all of our lives, so we intuitively know a lot about how they work. Yet, more and more, Christians are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how the grand narrative of God’s Word fits together. Indeed, God gave us the stories of the Bible to reveal great truth about Himself and about our lives, and He wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what He is doing in the world. By focusing on the narrative framework of Scripture we can better understand what the Bible teaches and live out its instruction more effectively. Reading God’s Story takes that clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan developed for the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative. In this plan the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how all the different parts fit together to make sense. Download the The Read the Bible for Life One-Year Chronological Reading Plan PDF here.  You can access the daily reading online here. There is a free Read the Bible for Life iPhone/iPad app which includes the complete Holman Christian Standard Bible, a sample of the book, Read the Bible for Life by Dr. George Guthrie, reading plans etc. Get the Free App Now, featuring: ~ The complete HCSB Translation ~ The Reading God’s Story Bible reading plan ~ The Read the Bible for Life Scholar Series videos ~ The Read the Bible for Life Podcast Coming to the app in January: ~ Reading God’s Story notes (add the notes and narrative from the chronological daily Bible to read along each day in the app) ~ Reading God’s Story audio podcast  (Each daily reading will ne released as an audio podcast available for listening through the Read the Bible for Life app) You can buy e-book versions for iPhone and iPad through the app. You can also access MyStudyBible.com online. It has lots of features including a commentary tool, dictionary tool and footnotes tool. You also have the ability to create an account so you can save your own notes online. It’s worth checking out! Do you have the YouVersion App?  You can read along with us (through the App or online)!  http://m.youversion.com/reading-plans/reading-gods-story There is a Kindle edition of the book as well. Women’s Monthly Meeting Dates: MONDAYS… January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 29 (Memorial Day-may change), June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 25, December 24 (Christmas Eve-WILL change)

Related post: Reading God’s Story Audio Bible Podcast