Read the Bible Cover to Cover and Enjoy It!
Only 5% of Christians have read the Bible from cover to cover.
When I found that statistic in my research, I was mad at first; then, I was concerned. Only 5 out of 100 Christians have read the entire Bible? Wow! Why is that, I wondered? Perhaps it's because the Bible is long and difficult to understand. My guess is that 100% of Christians have tried to read the Bible and only 5% of them have stuck with it.
Reading the Bible cover to cover is hard work, for sure, but it can be done, and it can be enjoyable! Our small group at church read, studied, and discussed the One Year Chronological Bible and loved it! We called it "B.i.A.Y." for short -- "Bible-in-a-Year." It was the catalyst that launched several of our members to the next level of their spiritual growth.
Throughout that year, I developed materials to help our group understand what they were reading. This website makes available all of those resources. The Study Guide includes book previews, detailed maps, helpful illustrations, organized charts, and weekly reviews, everything you need to help you make sense of what you are reading. The Daily Reflections is a devotional with concise summaries and introspective questions for personal application each day.
Both of these tools will help keep you engaged throughout the year. My prayer is that you will not be part of the 95%, who say that they live by a book that they have not read. I trust that the Lord will use the Study Guide and Daily Reflections to encourage you on your journey through the Bible.