Dec 06

Reading Plan

By Kenneth Feucht books Add comments



Reading Plan, by James Price ★★★★★

Jim is an elder at church, who wrote an app for iPads and iPhones to allow for yearly through-the-Bible Scripture reading. It allows you to select among a number of reading plans, and also allows for a number of digital versions of the Scripture. This year, I read through the Scripures using the ESV (Olive Tree) and the McCheyne reading plan, which takes you through the Psalms and New Testament twice, and the remainder of the Old Testament once. It was a nice way to go. The Reading Plan app will keep track of your progress. I typically get a bit ahead of things, and actually started in June, finishing in early December. It was read on my iPad.



For Christians, it is inconceivable that they not read the Scriptures on a regular basis, and to not bias themselves to particular passages or chapters. After all, ALL Scripture is inspired as the word of God, and so all Scripture should regularly be read. It is not a tall order to suggest that the Scriptures be read on an annual basis. There is no better way than to use the McCheyne plan with the Reading Plan app.

Next year, I’ll be using Craig DesJardin’s reading plan on the same Reading Plan app. Craig also goes to Faith Presbyterian church, and came up with a thematic reading plan, which is the default reading plan for Price’s app. I highly recommend that you download the app, and start reading NOW!

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One Response to “Reading Plan”

  1. Onkel Dennis says:

    I have absolutely nothing against reading through the Bible in order to be reading the whole Bible, but I have never done it and probably never will. I have read all of the Bible, some of it many times, but I usually go into it with some purpose in mind, usually triggered either by other scripture or by theological or Ancient Near-East historical reading – or by randomly flipping in, like a good ACC preacher choosing his text for the sermon in real-time.

    :… to not bias themselves to particular passages or chapters.”

    Perhaps reading all the text of scripture might help, but probably not. People simply gloss over what is not of interest to them. How many people read (instead of scan) through those Genesis genealogies. One has to wonder why so much worthless sermon material is in the Bible. Yet for a few of us who poke into topics outside the box, it can become very interesting,

    Minor example: Ashkenoz, after whom the Ashkenozi Jews are named, is not in the Israelite part of the genetic tree in Genesis. He is in line with that of the Turks. Any good Turk who knows his ethnic history can tell you that Ashkenoz was the father of the Turks. Yet 80 % of the Jews on the planet are Ashkenozi Jews. Yet the mainstream evangelical herd is all oogly over the Jews being “God’s chosen people”, etc. and they consequently support their enemies by promoting the political policies of the modern nation-state of Israel. Go figure. A very clever grand deception.

    And then there are those “clouds” during the Israelite Exodus that do not have the characteristic motion of clouds but of aerospace vehicles. Could they be Yahweh’s “UFO”(s)? Reading the text does not bring up this kind of imagery. (“Nor should it!” I hear you replying!) Yet many meanings of scripture lay hidden until someone discovers possibilities for them. This is essentially what theology is. Take a look at for more of this putative craziness. I think this guy (a theologian) is on to something. I independently arrived at a similar reading.

    Another example: In Ezra, he tells about how, back in Judea after the babylonian exile, they were short on rabbis, so he sent for some. Most people will gloss right over where he sent for them, but it is the very place that Assyria deported northern-kingdom Israel. This should lead a thoughtful Bible reader into some investigation of the very dubious hypothesis that Israel just faded out after they were deported.

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