2015 Bible Reading Challenge

bible reading challenge 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Bible Reading Challenge! For the past two years, we have read through the Bible in a year and most of us have used the M’Cheyne reading plan.  While this is a wonderful plan that I truly love, this year I’ve decided to focus on one chapter a day instead of 4. We won’t read the entire Bible through in a year; but we will read through at least one book each month.

Bible Reading Challenge for January

For the month of January, we are focusing on the book of Proverbs and we will read through one chapter a day. There are 31 chapters, so it works out perfectly.

Each Friday we will check in with each other and comment on the post to keep one another encouraged to continue reading. This month, I plan to add a few questions each Friday to allow us the opportunity to discuss the wisdom we are gaining from the book of Proverbs.

I’m excited about the layout of this new challenge and hope that you are too! Here are a few of the advantages I see:

  • Reading the Bible promotes spiritual growth.
  • Having a weekly group to check in with makes for wonderful accountability.
  • Reading one chapter a day will give us more time to soak up the Word daily.

The Simple Bible Study Guide

To encourage further study, I wanted to remind you of this wonderful tool that I love to use, The Simple Bible Study Guide. By answering four questions for each chapter of the Bible, you can read and study through the passage. This guide is available for you to print as a bookmark or as a journal page.

Proverbs Bible Reading monthly checklist

The Bible reading challenge for this month will be simple to remember and follow, but if you are a list person like I am, then you’ll enjoy this checkoff list. Click here or on the graphic below for the Proverbs Bible reading monthly checklist.

proverbs checkoff list

 

Read Through the Bible On Your Own

If you want to use our weekly Friday meetup for your own Bible reading plan, you are more than welcome to do so! I would encourage you to take a peek at this awesome plan that shows you exactly how to read your Bible through on your own, at your own pace.

Well, friends, there is the 2015 Bible reading challenge unveiled. I’m excited to see what the New Year holds and all that God is going to do through the Bible reading challenge!

If you plan to join in the January Bible reading challenge, what is your favorite aspect of this particular challenge?

Have a great day!

Rachel

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56 Comments

  1. I would like to join if it’s not too late.

    1. Absolutely! One of the reasons I wanted to do the challenge month by month so people would feel like they can jump in at any time. 🙂

  2. I’m excited to start it, late but better now than never. I’ve tried things like this before but they never worked for me because they never really let me fully get into the chapter that we were reading. it was on right after the other

  3. Cindy Schwartz says:

    I just found this website and really want to join in. I hope it is not too late. Going to start reading Proverbs now.
    Thanks!

  4. I’m reading through the entire bible this year for the first time ever. I rededicated my life to Christ back in March, and I’m on fire for God!! I’m excited about your plan because it’s just a chapter a day, and we can talk about our insights together. And of course I’ve never read Proverbs all the way through before so YAY!!

    Shannon
    http://www.ibelieveinthecross.wordpress.com

  5. I like this idea. How do I get started. Is there an app I follow?

  6. I’m excited that this is a small way for me to get back on track and start the New Year on a great path. Start small with BIG expectations. Joining late, but I can catch up!

  7. I am excited to begin this study with a group of like-minded people!

  8. I love these challenges. I have done two online by invite and then started my own for women who need a place to come daily and share there needs etc, but also have set up daily reading from the book of psalm , a chapter aday.
    We check in and check out. I encourage them to pray for each lady in the group, which were 8 women from different places and walks wth God.
    We share words, pictures , scripture , whatever the Lord gives them.
    I love what your doing and want to be a part.
    Blessings

  9. Elizabeth S. says:

    I am so grateful to the Lord for helping me find your site this morning. My husband and I were just discussing about how to read the bible in a year – We’ve never stuck to a plan, or fully read it in some sort of sequence. My new year resolution is to do just that, find a group & plan to stick to it. I’m happy to join along.

  10. I am very excited to be a part of this. I read my bible daily and am an active member in my church, but this bible study will give me a sense of purpose. I will be reading the bible in order to collaborate with others who are reading exactly what I’m reading. It will be nice to interact with others to hear the message that they received while reading the same passages as I have. Hearing from others and having conversation is the easiest way for me to understand what is being said. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity.

  11. This will be a new and exciting challenge for me – I don’t have a home church nor do I attend church but do wish to learn and read the bible. Glad to find others who wish to do the same. I am going through a rough time now as we had to let our beloved dog go to heaven a few days before Christmas and I just feel lost without her.

    1. I too am going through a rough time in my life. I’m sorry to hear about your dog. I know how animals are apart of a family.

  12. I am so looking forward to this. Getting ready to read chapter 1 now. Look forward to starting the year off right

  13. I’d just like to try reading the bible and discussing with others.

    1. Tomika,

      I also am like you. I enjoy reading the bible, but it’s always easier when there is discussion on what was read.

  14. I just now discovered this and I’m really excited to do this challenge. Usually now is when I would start my 21 day fast but I can’t this year due to pregnancy, so this would be great to start the year.

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