Did you know?
To read the New Testament in one year seems daunting, but did you know…?
- There are on average 260 week days in a year.
- The New Testament has 260 chapters.
2015 has 261 week days. That's 261 Mondays through Fridays in this year. If you read just one chapter a day, you can read through the entire New Testament in a year. And you'll have a day left over in 2015.
Want to take it up a notch?
Read one chapter of the New Testament each week day with your kids. Then you AND your kids have read the entire New Testament together!
Want to go a little faster?
- There are 130 week days January – June of 2015.
- It takes 130 days complete the New Testament if you read 2 chapters a day.
So, if you read 2 chapters a day, you can read through the New Testament by the end of June 2015.
The Bible Reading Journal
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I wanted my son to have a place where he could write his thoughts as we read. A place to ask questions, define words, draw pictures, copy a verse, or write a prayer. I wanted it to be a keepsake that he could add to over the years and refer back to in the future. Out of that desire came the Bible Reading Journal.
Jonathan, my 7-year-old, and I took this challenge last year. We went at a pace of 2 chapters per day and finished the entire New Testament in about 6 months. Each day he wrote in his journal after reading. He usually liked to ask a question or define big words in his journal.
It's not too late to set a goal for you and your kids this year. Grab a copy of the the Bible Reading Journal and get started! Make a habit. Maybe you'll even take the next challenge to read the entire Bible with your kids before they leave your home?
FREE Matthew Bible Reading Journal
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Tell me in the comments, are you going to read through the New Testament this year with your kids? If not, what is your reading goal for the year?