Read Through the Bible
Every year, starting on October 1, a group of ACCers sets off on the journey of reading through the entire Bible over the next twelve months. We follow a daily reading plan that generally includes one passage from the Old Testament and one passage from the New Testament, working through individual books of the Bible from start to finish. Some participants choose to read only one of the Testaments.
Participants in this program can mark off their daily progress on a shared on-line spreadsheet and share comments or insights about the readings with the other Bible-readers. We support each other in our reading goals, and if someone falls behind, we encourage them just to pick up with the rest of us where we are in the reading plan. The goal is not to check every box or even to read every chapter and verse, but rather to learn to practice a meaningful daily time of meeting with God in his Word.
If you are interested in signing up for the Bible-reading program, click here.
Here are some quotes about the value of Scripture, that might inspire you to give personal Bible-reading a try.
“Bible reading enables us … to enjoy communion with God as He speaks to us from His word, encouraging us, instructing us, and revealing Himself to us.” – Jerry Bridges
“Ultimately, the goal of personal Bible study is a transformed life and a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Kay Arthur
“No Spiritual Discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture.” — Donald S. Whitney
“I’ve experienced His presence in the deepest darkest hell that men can create. I have tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them.” – Corrie Ten Boom
“When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.” – Lysa TerKeurst
“The Bible is the book of my life. It's the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by.” – N. T. Wright
“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” – C.H. Spurgeon
“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.” – Augustine of Hippo