Well, no, I actually typed it. But if you’re looking to read your Bible a little more in 2011 (a most worthy goal), then let me suggest a few of these resources to use!
YouVersion: YouVersion is a project that was launched not too long ago by the folks over at LifeChurch done with the direct intention of helping people to read the Bible. YouVersion is also an awesome app for your smart phone or iPod touch as well! You can download translations of the Bible to read anywhere when you are on the go: maybe on the subway, in the waiting room somewhere, or wherever else! YouVersion also has great Bible reading plans as well, though! Online, just go to http://www.youversion.com and click on the “Bible” tab and select “Reading Plans” for a list of plans to choose from! There’s everything from topical plans to devotional readings to plans that will take you all the way through the Bible in a year! Check it out to find the plan that is right for you! If you have the app for your Mobile phone, it will even allow you to simply login and then you can see all your plans and where you are supposed to be in your reading plan! Very handy!
Bible Gateway: I do love Bible Gateway. It’s an awesome resource that allows you to do some deeper digging on several things Bible related if you so desire. While they don’t have all the options that YouVersion does, they do have several reading plans available here that can be useful for you. You can check them out at http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/readingplans/. There are plans available for going through the Bible in a year (either King James or NIV versions) and then also a plan to take you through the entire New Testament in a year (NIV only). The handy thing here is that they will actually send you a daily e-mail that links to your reading material for the day, so that you will (hopefully!) never fall behind. Very handy way to get through the Bible in a year!
These are just two options. Surely there are many, many more online. If you find some good ones, pass them along to us! Your Bible might even have some reading plans in the back of it that will be of help to you. But without a doubt, the best way to read through the Bible (and actually do it, not just intend to) is to find a partner to do it with! Maybe that’s your spouse or significant other. Or perhaps a friend or co-worker or accountability partner or small group member. But find someone who will push you to read! You will be so glad that you did!