Friday, March 15, 2013
A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year by Dianne Stortz
"A Unique, Relational Way for Women to Read the Bible in a Year
Many women feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading the Bible in a year. Diane Stortz found that it is not only possible but life-changing. Her journey from initial reluctance to excitement about reading the Bible will inspire readers to try it for themselves.
Part of a women's group that read through the Bible each year for ten years, the author discovered the value of reading the Bible to get to know God better rather than viewing it only as a book to study. This guide will give women tools to read and discuss the Bible together, drawing them closer to God and each other.
Includes a week-by-week reading plan, discussion guide, lists of what to look for, and motivational quotes" -Goodreads
I decided at the end of this past year, that 2013 was going to be my year to read the Bible in it's entirety. I felt as a Christian of 20 years, that I needed to read this love letter from my creator and stop procrastinating. Diane is so right about how the Bible just comes alive for us, that it is active and living and we can get excited about reading it. The reading plan is very helpful if you are not used to reading, and not sure how to organize it or plan to make it through in a year. There are lots of bible reading plans available, but sometimes having it in a book like this with study questions makes it easier to stay focused. I loved the design of this book, and the ease of which it was written. Easy to understand for beginners, but in depth enough for mature christians who want to have some more guided reading.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.