Bible Reading Every Day

God’s word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

God wants to light up your life.  He is just itching for an opportunity to talk with you, and reading the Bible is a great way to give Him an opening.  All Saints’ encourages every member to spend regular time with the Bible.  We have a variety of resources to suit different personalities and life-styles.  Here’s an idea from an All Saints’ member:  

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Our resource of the month aims to be “quiet, connecting spot in your busy day.”  Written especially for students but enjoyable by anyone young at heart, d365 tackles real-life questions and issues.  Each day features a short Bible passage, a few comments, a prayer, and optional background music.  The d365 project is jointly sponsored by the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  You can visit the site at http://www.d365.org/, or follow it via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or smartphone app.

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Written by an assortment of fun-loving Episcopalians, the blog “50 Days of Fabulous” is a light-hearted but thought-provoking celebration of Easter’s full 50 days. As the blog puts it, “In the daily reflections, based on scripture, saints, art, music, and whatever else inspires our fabulous contributors, we hope to invite our readers into this amazing party that is the Feast of the Resurrection.” You can read the blog at http://50days.org/ of follow it on Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.

This one is good for folks who like to savor their morning coffee (or evening herbal tea) with a book. The Serendipity Bible includes questions on each page to help you reflect on what you are reading and apply it to your life. It is available at many major bookstores as well as on-line sellers like Amazon and Christian Book Distributors.

Good for folks on the go, the free lifechurch.tv Bible App allows users to do daily readings, set up reading plans and manage them, use the “listen not read option,” share or bookmark verses, search the Bible for a reference or keyword, and take notes either privately or publicly.

If you'd like to read or listen to the entire Bible, check out The Christian Broadcasting Network at http://biblestudy.cbn.com/ The site has reading plans for either the entire Bible or just the New Testament. You can read each day's material on the web or via e-mail, or you can listen to it on the web or iTunes. A typical day's audio runs 10-15 minutes. You can also follow the devotion topic of the day on Facebook or Twitter.

Our Daily Bread at http://odb.org/ publishes a sentence or two from the Bible and some brief comments each day. You can read it on the web, via e-mail, with a mobile app, or as a pocket-size booklet; or you can listen to it on the web or on iTunes. In five minutes or less, you can let God make your day a little brighter.

One of our core beliefs is that the Bible is our foundation, understood through tradition and reason, containing all things necessary for salvation.  We have put together some resources and tips to help you get the most out of your time with the Bible.

There are some interesting articles on the Bible, spiritual growth, and the Episcopal Church in The Vestry Papers.  You might also like the Net Ministries Bible Basics site, which includes a pronunciation guide.