wonder, how many of us have the New Year’s resolution to read through the Bible, this year, start out with a bang, and slowly slipping away. We get so far behind, we totally give up, and the days in God’s word becomes more and more apart. Ugh . . . and then we feel defeated . . . and we try again the next year . . . and the story repeats. For me, I easily get distracted . . . not that it’s all bad, but I start doing Bible studies, and stay more in one area, and I don’t stick with the schedule.
I was very intrigued to read Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You and I’m thankful to have read the author, Brian Hardin’s, personal story.
My friendship with the Bible has taken me the scenic route from who I was to who I was created to be. My path began with an act of obedience to read the Bible every day, and it wound it’s way almost backward to the beginning, forcing me to deal with the stresses and compulsions of trying to carve out an identity that was mine alone with God relegated to a back-up plan. It took me back to the wounds that life can bring and invited me to compare what they were saying about me with what God was declaring over me. The Bible isn’t hocus pocus and reading it doesn’t give you magical powers, but it does reveal to you who you really are and illumines a path that you were created to walk. (p.26)
I appreciated the author’s personalness throughout the book, giving a variety of ideas to keep going through the Bible, including the daily audio version he began in 2006, Daily Audio Bible podcast and now has 1.5 million downloads a month.
Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You would be a wonderful book for a new Believer or one who is struggling for daily Bible time.
This book was provided to me by Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.