Week 52

Day 358 Nahum | Sir 47.12-25 | Lk 1.26-56
Day 359 Habakkuk | Sir 48.1-11 | Lk 1.57-80
Day 360 Zephaniah | Sir 48.12-25 | Lk 2.1-21
Day 361 Haggai | Sir 49 | Lk 2.22-52
Day 362 Zech 1-5 | Sir 50.1-13 | Jn 1.1-18
Day 363 Zech 6-10 | Sir 50.14-29 | Col 1.15-23
Day 364 Zech 11-14 | Sir 51.1-12 | Philippians 2:5-11
Day 365 Malachi | Sirach 51.13-30 | Jn 3.16-21

Luke 2: “And she brought forth her firstborn son”

Comments

  • Bob Ernst  On December 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I finished the Catholic edition today. This is the first New Years resolution that I’ve ever been able to keep!! It’s a challenge to do this day after day, but what a feeling of accomplishment to have completed it. Thank you so much, Happy New Year, and may God bless you and the earth with peace.

    • Lori  On December 31, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Congratulations! And thank you for taking time to let me know you have finished; it’s a blessing to me!

      • Jose  On November 4, 2015 at 9:55 pm

        Congratulations! I plan to start my journey into reading it in a year as well. Many Thanks to Lori for giving us some direction and a Catholic Bible no less!!!

    • Brad  On February 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Just finished today. Started right after Lent last year…

      • Lori  On February 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

        Congratulations – that’s wonderful! It takes discipline and perseverance. I hope the upcoming season of Lent is a great blessing to you!

  • Laurie Barrett  On June 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Finished my year of reading today. A check mark can be put on my bucket list 🙂 Will take a month off then read a different version on this site–it was remarkable how readings of various weeks compared to what was going on in the church and my life. Will see if that still happens when I start a month later.

    • Lori  On June 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Congratulations Laurie! I feel very confident in saying that not only will readings continue to compliment what is going on in your life, but I also think you’ll be blessed by seeing something entirely new at times, even though you’ve read it before!

  • Jerry Felty  On August 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I am leaving this note to thank you for your well- designed daily reading plan that has finally enabled me to read the whole Bible cover to cover! I began on September 1, 2013 and just finished a minute ago, choosing to go ahead and finish this morning rather than wait until tomorrow. Your thoughtfulness has been a blessing to me and others. Also, I can’t imagine that I won’t just sit down and repeat the process again in order to absorb the Word of God more deeply. However, for now, I am proud of my perseverance and grateful to you, as I said. God bless you Lori.

    • Lori  On August 31, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you so much for taking time to let me know you completed the reading plan – congratulations! I felt the same as you … it’s an accomplishment to complete it but I didn’t want to have that be the end, either. I’ve continued reading and am constantly blessed by the new ways the Holy Spirit opens my eyes and hears to hear anew. God bless you, Jerry!

  • Sarah  On September 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Finished! I started on September 15, 2014 and finished today, September 14, 2015, just one day early. I plan to memorize the definitions to some words I didn’t know and study some chapters more in-depth over the next few months. Then I will start my second year-long reading of the Catholic Bible around New Year’s .

    • Lori  On September 15, 2015 at 2:11 am

      Sarah, CONGRATULATIONS! I love hearing from people, thank you so much for taking time to write. It really blessed me to hear from you! Was there a book that kind of surprised you and has especially stayed with you? I think Tobit did, for me.

      • Sarah  On November 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm

        At the moment, Lori, I can’t remember any particular book surprising me or staying with me especially; but I’ll have to see what happens the second time I start a year-long reading. One thing I heard in a Bible class at my parish, however, is that nobody knows who wrote the book of Hebrews. So that’s interesting. Anyway, I’ll start up with Bible reading again in January 2016. Thank you!

  • Laurie  On September 22, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Just finished my 2nd time reading the Bible using your guideline. I read the Douay-Rheims 1899 American edition last time so this time I read the New Revised Standard Version Catholic edition. Was supposed to be done July 31st but unfortunately life situations made it that I got behind 😦 My father was diagnosed with cancer in May and passed away August 1st. When I could read the Bible it held meaning on what our family was going thru. The reading I had said at my dad’s funeral was Sirach 17: 1-14 because it was the verses I read on the day of his cancer diagnosis. Thank you God for giving me guidance and strength! Not sure which version I will read next. Any suggestions?

    • Lori  On September 26, 2015 at 1:39 am

      Hello Laurie – I pulled up the passage from Sirach that you mentioned – what a beautiful passage! I had a similar experience when my dad died – a passage I read the day I learned of his illness and 13 years later it still is very dear to my heart and I reflect on it often. It is a great gift to me and I think the one the LORD gave to you will be a gift for you as well. I’m sorry you lost your dad – those men are so precious and a terrible loss in this life.

      I read exactly the same order as you have – first Douay-Rheims and then New Revised Standard Version. The next time (which I’m currently going through) I have been following the same plan, but reading it in my St. Joseph Edition Bible instead of reading it online. This is the version we hear at mass so it is familiar, but I’m seeing new things (I don’t think that ever goes away no matter how often you go through!) I haven’t been as focused on completing it in a year – it will be nearly a year-and-a-half when I finish, but I’m trying to slow down and journal as I go, or look up passages more, or read the footnotes and follow cross-references.

      I am not sure what will be next – I might try the Wycliffe version that is on biblegateway.com. It has apocrypha, but I’m not sure how the verses and books compare to actual Catholic books.

      Thank you for commenting and God bless you! Lori

      • Laurie  On October 4, 2015 at 2:25 am

        Your and my minds must think alike because I was thinking of following your guideline but reading the passages from my Bible as well. Thank you for sharing!

  • Julia  On December 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I had been meaning to read the Bible cover to cover for years now, thanks to Brandon Vogt and to this plan, I just did! What a journey! Thank you so much and God bless all of you who are ending or just starting, it is arguably the best new year’s resolution anyone can ever make!

    I would only want to read more chronologically next time in order to better follow the thread of passages.

    • Lori  On December 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Julia – it really is a great blessing, isn’t it?!! I want you to know that I also wanted to follow a chronological reading plan, and I’m working on it right now. I plan to have the links complete by Jan. 1 2017, after that will be changing photos but anyone should be able to start the reading plan any time. You’ll find it here: https://iamlori2.wordpress.com/ It can be started at any time! God bless you and thank you for commenting!

      • Julia  On December 31, 2016 at 11:39 pm

        What amazing news Lori!! I actually had no idea where I should look for a Catholic, chronological plan so this is so providential! God bless you and thank you so much for your hard work! A happy, blessed and fruitful New Year as we draw ever closer to Christ, the Word.

        And thank our Heavenly Father for a New Year. I had hoped so much that I would get through the Bible before reaching my 30s…and when I didn’t, I began to have all kinds of dreams that I was running out of time and would face the judgement seat in shame that I had never made the time to read God’s Love Letter eve once. Now, I would be so grateful to have the opportunity to do it at least twice!

  • N. Shannon  On December 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Just finished reading the Bible through for 2016 thanks to this site which has made it so easy to do. I’m looking forward to trying your chronological reading plan as I’ve always wanted to do that. I may do both. Thank you so much and may the Lord bless you all throughout this New Year!

    • Lori  On December 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much for the encouragement! God bless you and I pray you have a blessed New Year!

  • Bob E.  On January 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I’m back! I used your plan to read the Bible in 2013 (doesn’t seem that long ago), and have decided to do it again this year. I started Jan. 1 and we’ll see how well things go. Thank you Lori for having this as a continuing site. God bless!

    • Lori  On January 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Welcome back! I know what you mean – it doesn’t seem the site has been up that long! IF you are interested, I’m finishing up another plan that goes through the Bible in chronological order: https://iamlori2.wordpress.com/ The links are all set up but I’m still changing the pictures to match readings for the week. In any case, I’m glad to hear from you and hope you are constantly blessed by the new things you will “hear” as you read the Bible again!

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