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This Lent thousands of you joined me in reading the Bible through in 40-days. It was fast and furious. But now it’s time to slow down and dive in deep.

Ready to go on another wild Biblical adventure?

We’re planning to dive into the Gospel of John and the book of Genesis over twelve weeks this summer. Continue Reading...

10 Ways to Celebrate Scripture

Over the last 40 days, I’ve spent time exploring the garden with Adam and Eve, wrestling lions with Samson, visiting churches with Paul, and falling more in love with God with each turning page of his beautiful story. A few thousand crazy-pants friends and I went on an adventure through the entire Bible—about 30 chapters per day. (You can read about what this taught me, here).

After those 40 days ended, I felt spiritually full—like the buttons on my jacket were going to pop off. It’s a feeling I don’t want to let go of.

I’ve collected 10 ideas to celebrate the wonder of Scripture every day and wanted to share them with you-- whether you read the whole Bible during Lent or want to lay hold of its treasures each day of the year. Feel free to add your own in the comments below and share this page with others:

1) Carve out time. I don’t know about you, but I can make every excuse in the book not to read God’s Word—I may have good intentions, like reading books about reading the Bible, but there is nothing like opening the pages and letting Scripture saturate you in God’s mercy, grace, and love. Continue Reading...

23 of the Best Bible Jokes & Riddles

During Lent, people from around the world joined together to read the entire Bible in 40 Days. Don’t worry. You don’t need to wait until next Lent to read the Bible through—you can begin today! To download a free copy of the reading guide, click here.

After such an immersion into Scripture, it’s time to laugh and play.

Though friends in your small group may guffaw at your punny-ness, kids are more likely to laugh hard and share a few of their own. Here are 23 of the best Bible jokes and riddles:

Q. Why couldn't Jonah trust the ocean? Continue Reading...

Our Gift To You: FREE Reading Plan For The 40-Day Bible Reading ChallengeThis Lent I sensed God nudging me to read the entire Bible through in 40-days preceding Easter.  I selected The Message Bible for its readability and fresh prose. I invited people to join in. More than 5000 people around the world downloaded The 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge.

Over the last two months, I’ve heard from pastors, friends, moms, dads, grandmas, and more who have been diving into the Scripture and drinking in the fullness of God’s Word at the pace of about 30 chapters a day.

But along the way, I’ve also heard from many of you who said, “I wish I would have known sooner!” and “I really want to do this!” Continue Reading...

What I learned about God and myself after Reading the Entire Bible in 40 Days

I can’t believe The 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge is over. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed out. You can grab a FREE reading plan, here.

We began around February 14 —a day of love and we concluded on the eve of Easter—another day of love.

Some days the reading was easy and delightful. Other days it felt brutally hard. Some days the Word came alive, anew, afresh. Other days, it felt stale, dry, and distant. Some days the discipline boiled down to checking a box. Other days I didn’t want to stop reading.

Along the way, I learned a few things about myself: Continue Reading...