NIV Alpha Bible In One Year (New International Version) Hardcover – 27 Oct 2011
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My favourite way to start the day. (Bear Grylls)
In partnership with the world-famous Alpha Course our hugely popular Bible in One Year will be accompanied by a daily blog from course founder, Nicky Gumbel.See all Product Description
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Having run Alpha courses this is a good conversation starter. ' What are you reading?' Well actually its a Bible.
Never done an Alpha course, try one.
With this though the day by day chunks are bite size enough to not only get through them easily but to also absorb and understand them more fully. This is also helped out by the daily blog which ingeniously is able to put a theme to each days reading and helps to explain and put in to perspective what you've read that day.
Each day has a date on it starting at January 1st but also says day 1 etc. So as I bought this in June and didn't want to wait until the new year to start I just started on January 1st / day 1 which is clearly then intended thing to do. So just to clear up if you start reading it on August the 10th still start on January 1st.
A couple of tips. read the introduction at the beginning especially the bits about how to interpret the different books as some of the poetry books etc are hard to get your head round without the brief introduction of how to read them. Also it might not be appropriate to you but I've found that praying each day before reading asking for the words to jump out at me is also really helping them do just that.
A couple of tips
The first time I read the Bible in a year, I read the NIV version from Genesis 1 all the way through to Revelation 22 by following a reading plan I printed out and followed it using my 'everyday' version of the NIV Bible! I loved it, but I needed more structure!
This Bible is great and takes me between 10-15 minuets a day to read! You are given either a section of the Psalm's or Proverb's, then a passage from the New Testament and then a passage from the Old Testament! It doesn't follow the order standard order of the Bible, so it is a little more refreshing and seems to take a more chronological approach (for the OT section anyway).
It is small, easy to hold and a great way to spend a little time in God's word every single day!
Negatives - The pattern on the cover fades quickly, if someone asks you to look up a verse and this is the only Bible that you have on you, there is NO chance of finding it easily and it cuts some of the more 'exciting and fast paced' passages and stories off in the middle, so when you come back to it the next day some of the drive and passion of the story has left you.
Side Note - It does not have a day for the 29th of February (leap year) which either means you get a day off every 1 out of 4 years, or you don't have to read two day's worth of scripture every three years! Win - Win!
Other than that it is fantastic and does precisely what it says on the front cover! The one thing it doesn't give you is discipline and commitment, but they are two characteristics we all need and this might just give you the ability to cultivate them in your life!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent way of studying the Bible in manageable chunks. As always Nicky Gumbel has found a way for everyone to access the Bible. 100% recommend.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I recommend that anyone who uses the App also buys this book as looking at the physical Bible passage helps me to ponder on the text for myself.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Would recommend it has helped me with understanding the bible more,and I'm sure I will read it in a year goes well with the Alpha course tooPublished 4 months ago by mrs b
I had started to read the bible from cover to cover but it was taking me ages. My sister brought the NIV bible in one year and said how much she was enjoying it and so I thought I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rachel Worth