Apr 012011
 
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I can’t believe it, but I actually did it. I just finished reading Revelation about an hour ago. That means I read through the entire Bible in 89 days!

I had read through the Bible before, but it had been awhile. I have never read through it this fast though. (Though I started the challenge 2 separate times.) Sometimes I felt like it was too fast, like Psalms, but in certain sections it was really interesting to read through so quickly. I noticed things like which stories are repeated in which Gospels and which are unique. It was exciting to read how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies so soon after reading them. I also noticed more of what is repeated in several of Paul’s Epistles. I have done Precepts studies of several books of the Bible in the past. I noticed that as I reread those books, I remembered much more of those studies than I thought. Since in those studies you read through the books so many times, they were still very familiar.

Reading through the Bible in 90 Days was a marvelous way to start off my year. I feel ready to dig into a deeper Bible study of some sort. Having a challenge kept me motivated to keep on track. It also helped me to do this with a new baby. Rather than use my lack of sleep as an excuse to not be reading God’s Word, I used all those middle of the night feedings to do most of my reading. I was able to do that because I read the entire Bible on my iPod using the YouVersion app. So I didn’t need to turn on the light, and I didn’t need both hands to hold my Bible and turn the pages.

It was a very positive experience (really, how could reading the Bible be a negative experience?) and I’d like to do it again. Next time I think I’ll see if I can get some of my kids to join me.

Have you read the entire Bible?

 

 

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  5 Responses to “Bible in 90 Days”

  1. Congrats! I am just starting, giving myself 100 days which will take me to the end of the school year. I’ve read through the Bible before but never in such a short time period. I am loving it so far.
    ~Erin

  2. Congrats to you!!!! We help with an organization called YWAM and sometimes they have day long readings where they start at 5a.m. in the commons or coffee house and read allllllllllllllll day till they get to the end! I know another girl who has handwritten (copied) the Bible all the way through (it took her a couple years!) I’m so happy for you and YOUR accomplishment! I just may take up that challenge! Thank you for sharing and encouraging 🙂

  3. I have read through the bible in a year before, about 3 years ago. But I’ve never done the 90 day. Glad you accomplished your goal. 🙂

    JoAnn

  4. Congratulations on a job well done, and you managed to do it with a new baby in the house! Yaay for you!

    Your fellow Spring ’11 grad,
    Shawntele

  5. Congrats on finishing!!

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