As I look forward to the new year, I have been trying to set some goals for myself. One thing I’ve been considering doing for some time now is to read the Bible completely. It can easily be a daunting task when you look at the thickness of the book itself, but there is no doubt as to the value one can obtain from reading all of salvation history in Holy Scripture.
As I’ve considered how to best tackle the undertaking, I’ve come across a number of suggestions on how to read through the Bible. The approach I’ve settled on is to read the Bible in one year. Many of the one year plans I’ve seen are based on the Protestant Bible, but I did come across a document from an organization called The Coming Home Network International. They have a plan to not only read the Bible in a year, but the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well.
I’ve taken their plan schedule and also built it into a spreadsheet format that allows me to keep track of my progress right on my iPad as I use my Bible app and a CCC link right off of that device. I can read my daily reading from anywhere, and if I miss a day along the way, it’s very easy to catch right back up. For those interested in the plan, below are links to the original PDF as well as my spreadsheet versions. I would suggest that one always looks at the PDF first, even if they want to use the spreadsheets because the PDF contains some additional guidance where the spreadsheets are exclusively the listing of the daily readings.
I’m looking forward to my own personal growth as I read through the Bible fully, along with the Catechism and I know it will absolutely help in my catechetical ministries. I hope it can be helpful to all of you as well.
Until next time, keep sharing the faith.