A Happy New Year of Bible Reading! (Updated)

bibletulip150For those into a New Year’s resolution of reading through the Bible in 2010, here’s a useful article comparing different plans available online:

Visualizing One-Year Bible Reading Plans

My favorite is the plan by Robert Murray M’Cheyne, a Scottish minister (1813-43) held in high honor by all Presbyterians. Click here to download a printable two-page booklet in PDF form.

As every Christian should say, “If the Lord wills…” (James 4:15)


Thanks to Justin Taylor for pointing out that you can also subscribe to the ESV audio podcast in several ways: Web, RSS, Email, iCal, Mobile, Print. The subscription coincides with the reading schedules. Here’s how to subscribe to this in iTunes:

1. Go to the ESV Reading Plans page.
2. Right-click (Ctrl-click on a Mac) the “RSS” link of the feed you want.
3. Choose “Copy Link Location” or “Copy Shortcut.”
4. Start iTunes.
5. Choose Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast
6. Paste the URL from step three into the box.
7. Click OK.

If you want to listen online at home, it’s simpler:

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  1. Go to the ESV Reading Plans page.
  2. Click on “Web” for your favorite reading plan (mine is M’Cheyne’s).
  3. A new window opens with a calendar on the top-right (click on image on the left to enlarge it).
  4. Click on “Listen” for the first Scripture passage. Scroll down for the other passages, and click “Listen” for each. (You may have to click twice.)
  5. The audio will start playing.

The January 1 podcast is only 14 minutes long, so it really doesn’t take that long.

This is exciting. I can now listen to the Word of God while stuck in the normal horrendous Manila traffic. Now I only have to get an iPod.


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1 thought on “A Happy New Year of Bible Reading! (Updated)”

  1. How about a study plan on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans?  And republishing articles on the doctrine of Justification – the ‘stormcenter’ of the Protestant Reformation?


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