Many of us appreciate the importance of daily Bible reading and use various different resources to guide us. The more widespread use of smartphones and tablets in recent years has opened up many more possibilities and we have therefore suggested below some resources for those who are willing to give the electronic options a go and those who prefer the feel of paper!
Bible, by Youversion (iOS, Android, online) (https://www.bible.com/en-GB) gives you a free download of the Bible with the opportunity to choose your own reading plan – e.g. cover the whole Bible, focus on a topic, or choose a reading plan with commentary for family or youth. Also allows you to highlight verses and make notes.
Word Live, from Scripture Union (online) (http://www.wordlive.org) is a free, online devotional study guide with possibility of additional material to help you go deeper into the background of the Bible passage and multimedia resources to help you look at the passage from a different angle. You can also download an app or opt to receive a daily email from Word Live.
Explore from the Good Book Company (iOS, Android) (http://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/bible/daily-bible-reading/explore/explore-app) is an electronic version of the regular Explore daily Bible reading notes. It contains daily Bible readings with questions to help you engage with the Bible text, comment to get you thinking, and ideas for further reading, prayer and application.
New Daylight, from the Bible Reading Fellowship (iOS, Android), offers daily Bible readings and reflections for everybody who wants to go deeper with God. The free app contains a sample of 21 readings and reflections including the next 7 days that you can keep and use on your device forever. Subscriptions for 1, 4 or 12 month periods for future readings are available for purchase within the app.
For more information and to download the app go to:
For iOS apps: http://www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk/apps/#iPhone,iPadandiPodTouchApps
For android apps: http://www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk/apps/#AndroidApps
There is a large variety of Bible reading notes that come out, usually, on a quarterly basis including those below. You can order these through the Church Bookstall if you would like to and you can see some examples to help you choose.
and, specifically for young people:
In addition, for those who want to take on the Bible in a Year challenge using a book, try:
Through the Bible Through the Year (John Stott)
John Stott’s new daily devotional covers the entire narrative of the Bible, all the seasons of the church year and every essential Christian teaching in a single volume.
The Bible in One Year (NIV)
This unique book arranges the entire Bible into easily–digestible readings for every day of the year. It includes a time chart and Bible maps to help you appreciate the flow of biblical history.Other useful lists help explain the background to the Bible.