Posts Categorized: Bible

Just the Facts—A Bible Story Quiz

While I was deep in finishing up a new preschool devotional last week, my editor and I were also going over the final proofs of a Bible storybook for toddlers (coming out in June). On the third time through the proofs, she discovered a simple factual error that we had all missed previously, a question…

10 Reasons We NEED the Bible

This week I’m immersed in revising and editing my manuscript for a new devotional for preschoolers. I’m also doing preparation work for writing a through-the-Bible devotional for women! (More about both of these projects later!) I found this list that I posted a number of years ago, and decided to share it again. So why…

Talking About the Bible with a Read-Through Group

Part 2 of a three-part series about reading through the Bible in a year. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. In the read-through-the-Bible groups I’ve been part of, we read about three chapters a week, completing a whole book before moving on to another. The reading plan we followed (very similar…

How I Began Reading Through the Bible in a Year

Last weekend I got to share with the women of First Christian Church of Washington, Missouri, about the value and blessings of reading through the Bible in a year. Over the next three weeks, I’m posting some of those thoughts here. Part 1: How I began reading through the Bible in a Year Sometime around…

Read through the Bible—Week 21

Special note: This is the last week my through-the-Bible readings will appear here on my blog. Instead, you will find them each Sunday morning on my Facebook author page Diane Stortz Books. In the second half of 1 Samuel, David flees from Saul’s threats but eventually the path is clear for him to become king…

Read through the Bible—Week 20

Happy Mother’s Day! The concluding chapters of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians include some now-famous words about love. Then we turn back to the Old Testament and follow Samuel as he becomes both prophet and Israel’s last judge and Saul as he becomes king but loses the kingdom. Day 1     1 Corinthians 10-12 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 19

Chaos reigned during the time of the judges, but in the midst of that, the wonderful story of Ruth took place. We also start 1 Corinthians, another letter from Paul, written to a young church facing serious problems. Day 1     Judges 17-19 Day 2     Judges 20-21 Day 3     Ruth 1-2 Day 4     Ruth 3-4 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 17

The Israelites settle by tribes in the Promised Land in the second half of the book of Joshua. The letters section of the New Testament opens with the book of Romans, written by Paul. Day 1     Joshua 13-15 Day 2     Joshua 16-18 Day 3     Joshua 19-21 Day 4     Joshua 22-24 Day 5     Romans 1-3 Day…

Read through the Bible—Week 16

Happy Easter! He is risen! In this week’s readings: The apostle Paul arrives in Rome as the book of Acts concludes, and Joshua leads the Israelites into the promised land of Canaan as God directs. Day 1     Acts 19-21 Day 2     Acts 22-24 Day 3     Acts 25-28 Day 4     Joshua 1-3 Day 5     Joshua 4-6…