God’s Word, the Bible, is central to our faith and spiritual growth. Regular intake of Scripture is crucial for seeing God’s trustworthiness and drawing on his enabling grace (help) to live an authentic Christian life.
“Read Scripture” App: GradCru encourages everyone to read through the entire Bible this year. We suggest the “Read Scripture” smart phone app (iOS and Android) developed by Francis Chan Ministries to help organize your reading. Reading 3-6 chapters each day for 15-20 minutes enables you to complete the entire Old and New Testaments in less than one year. All Scripture is the English Standard Version (ESV).
Besides organizing your reading, the “Read Scripture” app also has some engaging and very helpful short videos overviewing each book of the Bible that you can view when you start reading that book. Each video explains how that book fits into Scripture overall. And a bunch of additional videos attached to certain biblical passages that are interspersed throughout the reading plan which highlight some major themes, like: “Heaven and Earth,” “Holiness,” and “The Law”.
Encourage others to read the Bible with you, including those in your Bible Study group, housemates, Group of 3, GradCru friends — maybe even some non-Christian friends!