Bible in 90 Days, Week 1

One week down. 7 Days. 168 hours. TWO books of the bible already!

Well.. almost two. Me, I’m actually a smidge behind. I’m halfway through Exodus and I was supposed to be starting Leviticus today! I thought I’d be able to sneak in lots of reading time today and get caught up… (excuse me for a moment while I go laugh hysterically.)


Last week was really busy and crazy, school was full — and I was sick, too! But I still managed to almost keep up and I’m going to get caught up over the course of the week. I will!

Things I’ve learned about this endeavor already:

1.) I do better when I read at least a few chapters in the morning, and read the rest at the end of the day.

2.) I really like reading on and listening to the audio as I read along with the words. It helps me pay attention, and the narrator doesn’t read it monotone or boring, he adds feeling to the words. (Sometimes I read out loud to myself, but he’s a better actor.) ;0)

3.) I should go ahead and get that full size ESV study bible I’ve been wanting.. my pocket bible is great but the tiny print isn’t ideal for reading ten chapters at a time!

Other thoughts:

4.) Even though it was last summer that I started reading the bible through (and made it to Deuteronomy before getting out of the habit)… it feels like it was just last month that I read Genesis and it all feels so fresh in my brain. At the same time, I noted several details that I didn’t remember or didn’t notice before. So. All the more reason to re-read and re-read, right?

5.) Genesis is RIPE with lessons for today. Who says the Old Testament isn’t relevant? Among these are: “A half truth is still a lie” as Abraham learned when he lied about Sarah being his wife and said, “Besides, she really is my sister.” I had at least 3 others but alas, I didn’t write them down. Which leads me to #6.

6.) I should write things down. I need to keep a notebook handy for jotting down thoughts as I read. Reading ten chapters at a time, if I think of something at the beginning of the reading, I’m likely to forget by the time I get to the end.

And that’s pretty much it for this week’s wrap up.. My brain is really fried from all of today’s Monday-ness. And I still need to read at least 10 chapters in Exodus tonight! (Or more.)

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January 11, 2011 12:43 am

Amber I didn’t know that you were doing B90! Yay!! I’m glad you’re in! Today was Day 6 for me (I started with my group on Wed., when you and Amy’s group started Monday), but I’m still “in” that group too. Make sense? LOL Get caught up because you’re going to need to be on the ball the get through Leviticus. I had to read it out loud last time in order to stay on track with it…. read, so I didn’t fall asleep. Too much repetition and my brain starts getting antsy and distractable. See you at the chats!… Read more »

January 11, 2011 12:47 am

Dawn, I totally know what you mean. That’s why I listen to it while I read it sometimes.. my brain gets the same way. I guess I’ll be listening and reading Leviticus. =p

I’ll try to be in the chats when I can, at least part of the time, but they’re at an inconvenient point in my evening, when I’m supposed to be getting my kids in bed.. so I probably will only be there part of the time.
Today, we did school from 4 to 9! ! So.. I didn’t make it all. It was a crazy day.

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January 11, 2011 10:32 pm

It sounds like you’re making good progress!

January 12, 2011 1:20 pm

Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I am like you, I like to read my Bible in the morning, then having just a few chapters left for later on the day. I do get so much out of it more this way. A note about Leviticus. Remember Jesus is all over it. Jesus read this book all of His life. Remember the many things in our Constitution which so many other countriedss copied form us? Our Founding Fathers read this book along with others in order to really get the moral codes of… Read more »

January 12, 2011 1:34 pm

I committed myself to read the Bible in one year. Thank you for posting about the audio version on! Max McLean was fantastic as Screwtape, and it’s wonderful to hear him read the Word while I read along. Takes me back to story-time just before bed when I was a kid.

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