Reading the Bible in a Year

Many of us have thought, “I should really read the Bible from cover to cover.” But most of us who try eventually find the task daunting, particularly when—having enjoyed the narratives of Genesis and Exodus—we arrive in chapter upon chapter of Levitical laws that seem to have little to do with our faith today.

In 2012, we decided to make it all the way through the Bible to the last chapter!

We invited all to join the Fourth Church community as together we embarked on the journey of reading the entire Bible in a year.

The reading list consisted of manageable portions for each day, generally two chapters from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament for each day.

Two identical weekly Bible studies, led by members of the pastoral staff and offered on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings, provided opportunity to discuss and dig deeper into the texts for the week. The translation used for these studies was the new Common English Bible.

Daily devotions throughout the year were also focused on the readings assigned for each day.


Daily Devotions
The daily devotions from Fourth Church were based on the daily readings that make up the journey of reading the Bible in a year.

Reading the Entire Bible in a Year

These daily devotions written by Fourth Church staff reflect on assigned readings that take us through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, by the end of 2012. They use as their basis the Common English Bible, a new translation that was written to allow easy readability and access to the text that in turn enhances study of the Bible.

For more information about this journey through the Bible, including details about the two weekly Bible studies that complement participants’ individual reading, we invite you to visit www.fourthchurch.org/bibleyear.html.


Daily Devotions:

January (view all)
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February (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

March (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

May (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31