Reading (or listening to) your Bible and prayer is a crucial part of a growing spiritual life with God. Bible Society's vision is to encourage and help people engage with God's Word regularly.
Below are some resources that’ll help you connect with and get a better understanding of your Bible.
The E100 Bible Reading Challenge
The E100 Bible Reading Challenge features 100 carefully selected readings designed to give you a good understanding of the overall Bible story.
The E stands for Essential and each of the readings ranges from a few verses to a few chapters.
It’s a personal challenge that will encourage you to build a regular habit of spending time with God through the Bible and prayer. It includes 50 readings in the Old Testament and 50 in the New Testament.
Visit the E100 website to find out more and order your E100 resources.
The Essential Jesus Bible Reading Challenge
Essential Jesus features 100 readings through the Bible, focusing on Jesus - 25 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament. Shorter readings than E100, Essential Jesus is aimed at really challenging you to get out there and be Jesus in your community!
Bible reading plans
Pathlight is a free daily Bible reading plan that folds small enough to sit inside your Bible.
It has 365 readings that are undated (so there’s no pressure to catch up if you miss one) and includes some great tips to help you understand your Bible.
Order a free copy or open the two links below and print your own.
Pathlight page 1
Pathlight page 2
A simple plan
Here’s a nice simple reading plan that’ll take you through a chapter a day.
Or download one for your phone
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Search the Bible
Bible Gateway is a free searchable Bible resource. You can search the Bible in more than 45 languages including Maori. Bible Gateway allows you to search various English versions including the NIV, ESV, NRSV, The Message and heaps more.
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As Maxine (pictured) lay buried under the rubble of her own restaurant, her only comfort was a poster of the Ten Commandments, which she meditated on as she lay trapped. She felt a deep peace that somehow she would be rescued.