online Scripture tools

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About this time every year, I begin to search for a "read thru the Bible in a year" plan.   As I was searching this year, I found some cool stuff.  So, I thought I'd share it with you.

As you probably well know, there are several options of "year-long reading plans" to choose from.  If you haven't seen it yet, the ESV Bible Blog displays them in a unique way.  They are charted so that you can actualy visualize the path through scripture different plans guide you though. 

Also, on that same blog page you will find links to the various reading plans in the ESV, of which you can subscribe for the RSS feed of the reading plan (here are all the ESV Bible RSS Feeds avaliable). 

(I think) I have choosen the chronological reading plan for 2007.  When I clicked to look at today's reading, I noticed a little "listen" link.  I clicked.  I listened.  I like listening to scripture being read aloud--it's historical, bibical (faith comes from hearing), and very modern all at the same time.

Some other neat tools I found are:

What tools or resources do you use to study or access Scripture online?
Do you try to read thru the Bible in a year?  If so, what plan do you use?


  1. Hi Amanda :)
    What an informative & inspiring post. I do my reading by dividing the Bible into 4 or 5 parts:
    1. Genesis to Job
    2. Psalms to Song of Solomon
    3. Isaiah to Malachi
    4. Matthew to John
    5. Acts to Revelation
    Then I just read a couple of chapters from about 3 sections / day. I use sticky post-its to mark the spots.
    I end up going through the New Testament several times during the year and through the Old Testament at least once.
    I generally read the New Testament passages more quickly. Around September, when I realize I'm way behind on the Old Testament readings, I further divide up the OT sections to read simultaneously.
    It's not a terribly scientific method, but it works for me. :) I'm finishing up this year's reading soon (now reading Proverbs 21 and Zechariah 1).

  2. I attend Robert Murray McCheyne's church in Scotland (aargh! you can all stalk me now!), so I figure I can't NOT do his reading plan some year. It looks a lot of work, but I have friends who have loved it so I'll give it a go this year. It's interesting the way he divided up the readings into for family and for private study. I'm not sure how to make that work living on my own.

  3. Happy new year =) Did you end up getting through the Bible this year? I'm ending the year around David and the prophets for the OT.
    All the best for the new year =)


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