My 95 by 65 Goal #58 is "Start and keep up with other daily Bible reading plan(s)" (after completing the Chronological Plan on YouVersion). Yesterday I finished their 30-day Gospels Plan. Of course it was good to read through the Gospels, but that particular plan I don't plan to use again. Each day it had me reading one chapter from each of Matthew, Luke, and John, adding in Mark after John finished. If it had been coordinated in such a way that I read on the same day each Gospel's version of the same events, I think I would have loved it. But as it was, the jumping around damaged the flow of the narratives.
Today I began the 89-day Cell Rule of Optina Plan, which covers the entire New Testament. This, too, is broken up, each day reading one chapter from a Gospel and two from the rest of the New Testament, but at least the two sections are each done in order. I'm hoping that the fact that they're different types of books will make the reading seem less disjointed. But I still wonder why I can't find a simple, straight-through-the-New-Testament sequence on YouVersion, not embellished with commentary or stretched out over too many months.
Excerpt: Having finished YouVersion's Cell Rule of Optina read-through of the New Testament by Thanksgiving, and planning to start a new chronological plan at the end of the year, I wanted something short to take me through Christmas. I chose Before the C...
Weblog: Lift Up Your Hearts!
Date: December 27, 2015, 3:11 pm