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Saturday, December 22, 2012

REVIEW: A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year


Title: A Woman's Guide to Reading The Bible in a Year
Series: none
Author: Diane Stortz
Published Date: Jan 1, 2013
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Format: ebook
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780764210730
Copy provided by: NetGalley
Genre: Christian
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Goodreads SynopsisA Unique, Relational Way for Women to Read the Bible in a Year 
Many women feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading the Bible in a year. Diane Stortz found that it is not only possible but life-changing. Her journey from initial reluctance to excitement about reading the Bible will inspire readers to try it for themselves. 
Part of a women's group that read through the Bible each year for ten years, the author discovered the value of reading the Bible to get to know God better rather than viewing it only as a book to study. This guide will give women tools to read and discuss the Bible together, drawing them closer to God and each other. 
Includes a week-by-week reading plan, discussion guide, lists of what to look for, and motivational quotes.

My ReviewI received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Net Galley can be found at http://www.netgalley.com.
I originally asked for this book because the new year is almost upon us....once we get through Christmas. Even though I have gone through 7 years of Catholic education, was an altar girl for 3 years, and could consider myself Catholic for 10 years of my life, I haven't ever read the entire Bible. As a reader, that would make it high up on my Reading Bucket List (if I had one). 
This was a really quick, one day read, and I can't wait to start into my Bible-reading journey of 2013. The way the author presents it, its not a dry 3 chapter a day Bible reading plan. Though I don't quite understand the why's behind the reason of switching back and forth in some weeks between Old Testament and New Testament, at least I won't get bored.
It appeals to my sense of ADD that I sometimes get reading a book, and she introduces what's happening during that historical period with an interesting language. 
Even though this is my first "Read the Bible in a Year" plan that I've come across, it seems like it is one of the better ones.

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