Finally, You Can
Defrag Your Bible
Reading the Bible
without Additives in 100 days
Click on Right Arrow Below to Listen
Defrag Your Bible Reading
Every "Read Through the Bible in a Year" plan fragments the
reading of the text by suggesting that you read two chapters from one book and
one chapter from another book. That just doesn't make any sense. Nobody reads
books that way, except for the Bible.
We can correct this errant way of reading the books of the
Bible by reading them with their own internal structures.
How to Defrag
Read the text of Scripture in a new way using The Books
of The Bible™ text which is a new edition of Today's New
International Version where:
- Chapter and verse numbers are removed from the text.
- Each book's natural literary breaks are shown instead.
- There are no notes, cross references, or section headings
in the text.
- Text is presented in one column rather than two.
- Books that have historically been divided into parts are
- Books are presented in an order that gives readers more
help in understanding them.
- If you are an
average reader (about 250 words a minute), you can read the whole Bible in
about 70 hours. That's right, about 70 hours and that 70 hours is broken up
into 100 readings for 100 days.
- You get to break your reading days up any way you choose,
5 days on and 2 days off, 4 days on and 3 days off, or every single day. Just
create a way that meets with your busy schedule.
How You Can Accomplish Defraging
Here's how we will help you accomplish this.
- We will send you a weekly reminder of the next sections
to read built on the natural interior structures of the books of the Bible.
Each reading is about 45 minutes in length
- We will provide you a place to chat with others about
what you are reading. You don't have to read the Bible by yourself anymore.
- We can help you become impregnated with the Story of God
in 100 days.
Here's What To Do First
- Sign up below by leaving your name and email
- You will receive an email asking you to confirm your
- Click on the link in the email to confirm. This will put
you in the cue to receive your weekly reminders when they begin.
We respect your privacy and never sell
or rent our lists.
Please do not
sign up for your friends; let them decide for themselves.
Here's What To Do Second!
Go to this link
or click on the one to the right and purchase a copy of The Books of The
Bible™ from International Bible Society. It's worth the small
investment. As a matter of fact, purchase more than one and give them away as
part of a mission to help folks read the Story of Scripture without additives.
How Much Does This Cost?
- There's NO
COST to join this community of Bible readers.
- There will be a small icon at the end of each blog post
that says "Buy Me a Cup of Coffee."
- Anydonations help with the cost of maintaining the website
and the time spent developing and facilitating it. Give, if you think it is the
right thing for you to do.
Here's How It Will Work
- Each week, I will eMail you the next sections to read
in The Books of The Bible™.
- Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and read
- Respond in the Blog Comment section, if you choose.
What Others Are Saying about The Books of The
Brian McLaren, author and pastor, has said of this new
Wow. This looks so smart. This
is the wisest new idea I've seen in Bible publishing that I can
remember. As an old English major, it makes so much sense. Just having the
reflections on chapters and verses in the Preface is worthwhile! I've been a
bit of a fanatic about being versus verses for exactly the reasons you
address. The perspective on book order and genre make sense. This is a truly
Scot McKnight ofJesus Creed fame and
a professor at North Park University has said:
The Bible is meant to be
read-both aloud and privately. There is no Bible more suited to reading the
Bible-from the beginning of the book to the end-than The Books of the
Bible™. This new approach is actually the original approach,
and I love it.
Finally, Gordon Fee, an eminent New Testament Specialist,
At last, a publisher has brought
us back to the reality of the first fifteen hundred years of the church: a
Bible without numbers. Although the numbers are a great convenience forfinding things, they in fact get in the way of good Bible reading. So in
the language Augustine heard many centuries ago, "Take up and read; take up and
read!" with heavy emphasis on the read.