For Everyone is a series of guides by renowned scholar and pastor N.T. Wright that will help you dive deeper into the Bible and discover its relevance for your life. Each guide covers one book of the New Testament and provides you with questions, prayers, and insights to help you engage with God’s Word. His clear, easy-to-read style and insightful commentary explains the meaning and application of each passage. These guides will enrich your faith and understanding of Scripture.
Suggested Use: These can be purchased individually or as a complete set. The books are fantastic Bible companions no matter where you start.
The Bible Project creates free animated videos and resources about different books and themes in the Bible. You can watch the Bible unfold and learn how to read the Bible effectively. Explore the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible with their podcasts, blogs, classes, and reading plans. Whether you want to discover the historical and cultural context of the Bible, see how it connects to your life today, or find new ways to connect with God and others, The Bible Project has something for you. You can even take it on the go with their app. Tim Mackie and Jon Collins make the Bible come alive and show how eveything points to Jesus.
Suggested Use: Ps. Sunny particularly enjoys the "One Story that Leads to Jesus" reading plan, a one year Bible Plan that helps you view the Bible as a unified story.
Do you want to read the Bible but feel confused or overwhelmed by what you read? Do you wish you had a friend who could explain it to you in a simple and engaging way? If so, you might enjoy listening to The Bible Recap podcast by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This podcast follows a one-year chronological reading plan (free on the Bible app) and gives you a summary and highlight reel of each day’s reading in about 8 minutes. You will not only understand the Bible better, but also grow to love it more. You can find The Bible Recap podcast on Apple Podcasts or visit thebiblerecap.com for more information.
Understand the Bible’s literary design and how to read it effectively as a unified story with this short collection of videos. You will learn about the origins and structure of the Bible, the different types of literature and writing styles in the Bible, and how they communicate God’s message and character. You will also discover how each book of the Bible fits into the overarching narrative that leads to Jesus.
Suggested Use: If you’re looking for more, check out additional videos on the Bible Project website! There are hundreds of videos and video series that will walk you through the Bible in a practical way.
These three great videos will help you understand the what, why and how of the Bible. You will learn about the historical context, themes and theology of each book of the Bible, and how to apply them to your life. You will also get access to a one-year Bible plan that gives you a taste of the different writing styles in the Bible. Each video is 13-17 minutes long, with printable notes available as well..
Suggested Use: This is a great beginning place for anyone just starting to read their Bible.
You can access the entire Bible Project library right on your phone. Listen to podcasts, watch videos, or learn new Bible reading skills! This app offers a variety of resources exploring the literary design, historical context, and theological themes of the Bible that are engaging and easy to understand. The Bible Project App will enrich your knowledge and love of God’s Word.
If you are looking for a way to dive deeper into the biblical theology and themes, you might want to listen to The Bible Project Podcast. This podcast features detailed conversations between Tim Mackie and Jon Collins and occasional guests. You will learn how to read and understand the Bible in its historical and literary context, and how it relates to your life today. We recommend you start with the How to Read Your Bible Series, a 40 episode series with discussions led by Tim & Jon to help you read the Bible with greater understanding. You can find The Bible Project Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify or visit bibleproject.com for more information.
If you want to read the Bible, understand it, apply it, and make it a habit, then you should check out the Through the Word podcast. This podcast offers clear and concise audio guides for every chapter of the Bible, one chapter at a time. You can join over 150,000 daily listeners and follow 19 epic journeys covering every Bible book from Genesis to Revelation. The podcast features pastors who explain each chapter with insightful application and practical tips.
If you want to read through the entire Bible in one year and see how it tells one unified story that leads to Jesus, then you should check out the Bible Project’s One Story that Leads to Jesus reading plan. This reading plan takes you through the Old and New Testaments in a chronological order, with daily readings and reflections. You can also watch over 150 animated videos that explain the literary design and flow of thought of each book and theme of the Bible.
Suggested Use: You can download this plan on the Bible App. Be sure to check out additional reading plans as well!
She/He Reads Truth is more than just a website. It is a community of women and men who are committed to reading God’s Word every day and applying it to their lives. Whether you choose to follow their daily reading plans, listen to their podcasts, or read their devotionals, you will find rich and relevant content that will help you grow in your faith and deepen your understanding of Scripture. You can also get their beautifully designed Bibles, books, and study guides to enhance your reading experience.
Suggested Use: You can even download their app with digital versions of their reading plans to make daily reading easy and accessible.
If you are looking for a fresh and fun way to read the Bible, you might want to try Trash Your Bible’s reading plans. These plans are designed to help you read the Bible in a year, and to engage with the text in creative ways. You will learn to highlight, underline, write, draw, and doodle on your Bible pages as you discover the amazing story of God and his people. You can find Trash Your Bible’s reading plans on trashyourbible.com or follow them on social media.
If you want to begin reading the Bible with fresh eyes or for the first time, then you should check out the Bible Project’s How to Read the Bible reading plan on the Bible App. You can watch animated explainer videos that show how different literary genres and ancient writing styles help you understand the Bible better and read along with carefully curated scriptures to help you read the Bible more effectively. You can download the Bible App for free on your device and find this reading plan among over thirty options curated by the Bible Project team.