What to Expect
Comments from Participants
“Reading the BiAY pushed me to the next level of spiritual growth.”
“The BiAY helped me gain a better understanding of the big picture of the Scriptures.”
“I have started reading the Bible through before many times, but I always fizzled out. The BiAY curriculum was exactly what I needed to see me through to the end.”
“It was fun and motivating to read the BiAY with my spouse. We always knew that we had read the same
thing each day, and it sparked spiritual discussions we never had before.”
“Going through the BiAY helped me to establish a consistent daily time with God in His Word, something I
had struggled with before. Now that I have carved out time for Him, I will never give it up.”
These are just a few of the comments from people, just like you, who have not only survived the BiAY but who have thrived with it. While there’s always a downside to every endeavor (in this case, the BiAY is a long, difficult, daily grind, which can, at times, seem dry and routine), as you can see, the positive far outweighs the negative. If you decide to accept this challenge, you will be blessed beyond measure, as those above have already stated.
Reading the BiAY will demand that you read anywhere from two to four chapters a day, which equates to about 20-25 chapters a week. Depending on what you do during your time, reading on the surface and catching the big picture or stopping to study more deeply, you will spend from 15-60 minutes each day in the Bible.
Let me caution you here. If you do not already set aside time each day to spend with God, then reading the BiAY will be difficult, not impossible, but difficult. It is certainly okay to take longer than a year. With God’s help, you can do it. I don’t wish to discourage you. However, I do want you to be aware of the challenge that this will be. I believe that you will find the devotions to be the most helpful to you.
If you already set aside time daily to spend with God, then the BiAY will not be a problem for you. In fact, I would encourage you to take it to the next level and get as much out of BiAY as possible. To do that, I would recommend reading the devotions and using the Study Guide.
The Bottom Line
It’s all about time and discipline.
If reading God’s Word from beginning to end is a priority for you, then you will make time in your day for it to happen. Don’t try to find time in your day, but make time in your day. By struggling to find time each day to read the Bible, you are, in essence, saying that reading it is not a priority. Make it a priority and then budget your time wisely, so that you can experience this wonderful journey through the Bible.
My prayer for you is that the BiAY will develop in you not only an appreciation for the Scriptures but a burning desire to know them well. Become an expert student of the Bible!
You will be amazed at what a difference a year can make! But are you willing to roll up your sleeves, dig in, and do it? I am praying that you are. I will promise you this — you will not regret the experience!