People do not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of god

Matthew 4:4

Are you looking for more peace wisdom faith humility perspective fullness in 2022?

The word of god is your answer

We get it. Sometimes reading the Bible isn’t an easy thing to do. Maybe you’ve tried before and gotten stuck or burnt out. Maybe it didn’t make sense to you, or the things you read gave you more questions than answers. 

Let’s let this be the year we set aside our excuses and commit to going through the whole Bible–together. 

Because just like everything else in life, God has given us a community to encourage each other when things are challenging and to share in the ups and downs of life with one another.  

Play Video about Every Word All Year

The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.

When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15-16

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Let’s start at the very beginning… Jason shares a quick overview of the Bible to help give you perspective as you begin reading Genesis.

Over 1 billion people don’t have access to the Bible in their own language. We can change that in our generation. 

Resources

There are so many tools available for reading the Bible that even a simple Google search can leave you feeling overwhelmed. We've compiled a list of resources we've handpicked from a number of books and apps we've tried that we've found engaging for us & for our kids.

Listen to the Bible

Reading isn't the only way to immerse yourself in scripture. Sign up for the Dwell app using our link for free access to Dwell and to subscribe to our Every Word All Year plan so you can listen to scripture throughout your day. Choose from different translations, a variety of voices, and customizable background music.

Small group content

One of the best ways to process through the material you read is to talk about it with others. Whether you're joining one of our Sunday morning classes or meeting with friends, we're providing this content to help guide a group discussion.

the Bible App

The free YouVersion Bible app makes it easy to read the Bible any time and any where. There are over 1,000 different translations to choose from, so you can check out passages in different translations to see which is the most impactful for you.

the Bible App for kids

The Bible App for Kids features interactive stories and games along with engaging videos for kids.

The Filament Bible

Think of the Filament Bible as a high-tech paper Bible. The Bible itself is laid out in an easy-to-read single column format but comes with a feature-rich app that includes study materials, notes, devotionals, maps, graphics, music, and more. This is great for reading through the text without getting distracted from the "extras" of traditional study Bibles, but still having them easily accessible.

the Bible Study

Consider The Bible Study if you or your teenager would like to go a little deeper in your study of scripture. There's one book dedicated to the Old Testament (Part 1) and one for the New Testament (Part 2). In each book you'll find simple recaps with a short overview, thought-provoking questions, appealing graphics, and maps.

Early readers

Encourage your kids to read the Bible along with you. The New International Readers Version is designed for a third-grade reading level. One of our favorite NIrV Bibles is the Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids because it's got an easy-to-follow 1 column layout and it's packed full of colorful illustrations.

The Action Bible

Imagine the Bible being made into a graphic novel-- that's the Action Bible. You'll find 215 narratives in chronological order with engaging graphics. Consider encouraging your child to read 5 stories a week to help them put the pieces of the Bible together.

Exploring the Bible

For kids ages 6-12, consider this workbook as a way to engage kids with their own Bible. Weekly entries include daily Bible readings, prayer prompts, discussion questions, memory verses, and space for sermon notes.

The Jesus Storybook Bible

One of our favorite books for little ones is the Jesus Storybook Bible. It contains beautifully illustrated stories from the Old and New Testament that highlight our need for Jesus starting in Genesis and all the way through Revelation. If you don't have a copy of this but would like one, email amanda@fbcplattecity.com and we'll make sure you can get one.

365-Day Bible Reading plan

Here's a straightforward reading plan that includes a handful of verses for each day. Following along with a plan like this will give your kid the opportunity to see how the overarching story of the Bible fits together. You can find printed versions of this plan in our lobby or download it for yourself.

Bible project

BibleProject is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. They create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible's unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each book's literary design. You'll find several of their videos linked to our site throughout the year.

For all the faqs

If your brain is swimming with questions while reading the Bible- you're not alone! Gotquestions.org has hundreds of thousands of questions with thoughtful responses that aren't too long written in everyday language. Consider looking here before attempting a random Google search that might leave you even more overwhelmed!