Read the bible

The Bible tells us the truth of who God is. If you want to know more about
God and His promises, reading the Bible is your next step.
Reading the Bible every day can change the rest of your days! God’s word—the Bible—is the primary way He speaks to us. It’s the absolute best way to discover how to follow Jesus. Reading the Bible will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the everyday issues you’re facing. It is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.

But let's admit it - approaching the Bible can be intimidating. Parts of it are difficult to understand and feel irrelevant to everyday life. We could all use some help studying and learning from the Bible. These Bible Engagement resources are here to help you take the next step in your Bible journey. As you read Scripture for yourself, you will not only discover its beauty and power, but our hope is that you will also grow closer to Jesus than ever before.

find a reading plan

One of the best ways to stay engaged with Scripture throughout the year is to use a Bible reading plan. Find a plan that fits you online or in your local bookstore. You don't have to start at the beginning of the Bible. Just pick a place to start and try reading for 10 minutes every day! We recommend the Read Scripture Plan or use the YouVersion app to select a reading plan that interests you!

On average, it takes 2 months for a new behavior to become automatic. Following a Bible plan can make it easier to form a new habit.

get an App

Here are some fantastic apps that allow you to take the Bible with you wherever you go. Happy reading!

read scripture

This free app walks you through 16 inflection points of Scripture with videos from our friends at The Bible Project.

dwell audio bible

Fall in love with listening to the Bible with the Dwell Scripture listening app (free version and paid version available).

youversion bible

This free app allows you to explore the entire Bible. It includes ways you can take notes, highlight verses and more!

verses bible memory

The Verses app is a great resource for meditating and memorizing scripture (free and paid versions available).

lectio 365 app

Lectio 365 is a free daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. The app has a daily morning and evening prayer time that you can read or listen to.

listen to a PODCAST

You don’t have to read your Bible alone. Listen to the thoughtful consideration of the meaning of Scripture’s overarching storyline, key words and themes on The Bible Project podcast, hosted by Dr. Tim Mackie and Jon Collins.