Reading the entire Bible through each year is a great way of getting to know it well and letting it's message really penetrate and bless you. I have tried to do this many times, but have often failed... before I was given The One Year Bible that is. The One Year Bible has the entire Bible divided into 365 portions, each with a date. You can start any time, but the plan starts 1st January with the first chapters of Genesis, Matthew, Psalms and Proverbs. I found the balance of reading from all these different parts of the Bible very helpful...with some reading plans which go through the Bible in order one book at a time, I have found it easy to get bogged down in the more difficult books. This version of the One Year Bible is the New Living Translation. I found the language refreshing, easy to read, and that I noticed things I had not noticed when I read the versions I was more familiar with. I certainly felt it valuable to read this translation in addition to others I have read. I was surprised how helpful it was that the passages were arranged by date. Firstly, you don't have to look up four different passages a day.. this saves time and that seems to be important to those of us who can be a bit lazy. Secondly, if you do miss a few days, you have the option of skipping to where you should be or catching them up. I found this meant that I didn't merely give up with discouragement when I was ill for a week and couldn't keep the reading up. I found the daily readings only took about 10 minutes each day (though this would depend on your reading speed). Ten minutes a day is an investment well worth making to get to know the Bible. My only complaint is the Bible is the size of a thick book so slightly bulky if you travel a lot.
In summary I would highly recommend this Bible. It is tricky to look up a particular passage so this should probably not be your only Bible. You may ask why buy another copy of the Bible when you already have one. If you consistently keep to your aim of reading the Bible through in a year you probably don't need it though it may make life easier, but if like me you need all the help you can get, it is well worth the money. I was suprised how much the format helped me keep my resolution (I have now succeeded 3 years in a row). Every blessing on you as you read the Bible.