Bible Reading Plans
Whether you prefer to read or listen to the Bible, we have a range of plans from our 21 day 'Meeting Jesus' plan to our long term 'Knowing God' Bible reading plan.
Resources provided by Bibleworld, Rotorua, New Zealand
People learn in different ways. Some prefer listening. Others prefer reading. Others enjoy a combination of the two. Although we use the term 'reading plan' we really encourage you to try out an audio Bible.
I grew up reading my Bible. But as an adult, I found I was hindered by my tendency to skim read. For me, the best solution has been to use an audio Bible with accompanying text. This helps me to slow down and really listen.
Our favourite resource is bibleis.com who provide an excellent free app with a range of audio Bibles in thousands of different languages. I have this loaded on my ipad and phone. It is ideal for listening to the Bible while waiting, commuting, ironing or doing housework. I also enjoy using this app to listen to the Bible while out walking in the forest.
We also have the NIV and NLT on DVD. This format enables us to listen to the text while viewing it on our TV screen.
There is an incredible range of Bible resources and translations available. We encourage you to try out different online and printed resources to see what helps you to best connect with God's precious Word. We do recommend choosing one primary printed Bible and translation that you can use over many years and become very familiar with. For ease of reading and understanding, we would recommend the NIV or NLT.
We also encourage listening repeatedly to the same book of the Bible. See our Knowing God reading/listening plan for more on this idea.