The accusation that the Catholics do not read the bible is untrue. We recite the bible when we say Our Fathers and Hail Marys. All that we do as Catholics are done with the Scripture. The only part where I feel most Catholics are guilty of is when it comes to reading and studying the Bible personally, reading Gods words and allowing the Word to speak to us. A majority of us leave that part to the Protestant sisters and brothers.
Is it possible to read the entire Bible in 365 days?
As we journey through the Year, let us commit ourselves to reading the entire Bible. But, how to read the entire Bible in a year? How is this possible? This is difficult you say! Absolutely not dear brothers and sisters. It is not as difficult as you think. Whatsoever you commit your heart to do, with diligence and dedication, you can achieve it.
The Bible has about 775,000 words. If you commit 20 minutes out of your time in a day in studying the word, you will be done reading through in a year. This 20 minutes should be planned by you, at a time convenient for you. It could be in the morning, afternoon or before retiring to bed.
Aside from our daily Mass and our commitment to silent prayers, the most important practice should be in spending time in the Scripture every day. Each word of God has its meaning and how it can be applied in our daily lives.
Studying the word brings new insights, deeper understanding and falling deep in love with the Lord. There is this connection of him being right where you are when it is studied. You will come to know him better.
How to Read the Bible in a year? – Make a plan!
As a Catholic devout, you need to have a schedule. This schedule will take you through the bible in a year. You can take it from the Old Testament trough the New Testament. There are some books of the bible which are more interesting than others. If you find yourself being bored with a particular chapter, you can mark that part; move over to fun ones like the book of Ruth or Proverbs. When done, be sure to return to where you stopped.
Get your Bible, a pen, and a book. Get a calendar close by. Note the Chapters of the book. Break them down to contain the twelve months of the year. In each month, break it down to the days in each month.
Ensure you capture all Chapters and verses to be contained in each of the weeks and days.
Dutifully follow this schedule and you will see yourself having studied the word in one year, and also having a deeper relationship and also having a deeper understanding of God.
It sounds a bit difficult, doesn’t it? If you are not prepared to make your own plan I offer you another solution:
My Daily Catholic Bible ( Revised NAB Edition) shows you how to read the entire Bible in a year. It provides a reading plan that divides the Bible into 365 parts. There are two readings for each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. In addition, the book also offers a quote from the saint for each day.
There is certainly a lot easier way to read through the Bible in a year. You don’t have to start on New Year’s Day. You can start reading on any date and 365 days later you’ll have made your way through all 73 books of the Bible.
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If you have any experiences or suggestions for how to read the whole Bible in one year I would love to hear them. Please, drop a comment below.