My newest revelation!

My family has committed itself to reading the entire bible together in one year. We have a calendar and read a bit from the OT and NT. I was a communications major and was in theater so I try to play up the voices and inflections for my 5 year old and 2 year old who follow along with their picture bibles.

Our goal is to change the bibles we use every year and make this a life long discipline.

We have already read about Adam and the fall, Noah, Babel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph and Moses. We are also through most of Matthew.

Suprisingly, when we shut off the TV, the kids really listen. My wife listens. I read. It's been really transforming. Not only as a listening skill, as a family "time" venture, but from hearing God's word. Just 20 to 25 minutes a day has really strengthed my walk.

I tried to read the bible by myself but would often miss days, feel guilty, try to make it up on the exercise bike, etc. But now, we are reading it as a family! We are hearing the same message. God is bringing a unity to what He is talking about.

And interestingly enough, we'll end up hearing that same truth we read preached on, or discussed in school, or mentioned by a friend and we'll all smile because we know that God is confirming for us the blessings of reading His word.

I'm reminded of how God implored Israel to teach their children His word, and to read the book of the law to them. I feel really connected to something (Someone) ancient, and powerful and good.

It's been really transforming and I would recommend it to every one. The one we are using is called B.R.E.A.D.

I did a quick google and it seems there are similar programs:,GGLD:2004-12,GGLD:en&q=bread+bible+reading

God bless as you consume His word!


I think shutting off the TV for any reason is positive. I need to do more of it.

very cool.

Haha...fight the good fight Jesse!

That's actually pretty awsome. I'm glad my father took the time to read the bible w/ me every night when I was a kid.

Skar, what impact would you say that had on you now that you are older...

Brandon, call me sometime.