Are you looking for a new Bible to begin the New Year?

 

As we begin 2018, I’d like to challenge you!  Yes, I know. Does the world really need another challenge? I believe it does. I believe I do and you do, too. We need MORE OF GOD in our lives. We need to unplug and SEEK THE ONLY ONE who can sustain us and strengthen us in these trying times. We simply NEED TO SEEK HIM DAILY.

So, here’s the challenge:

  • READ the Bible every day!
  • Follow along with me as I read through the entire Bible this year.
  • Resist the enemy when he tries to distract you and discourage you.
  • Just read.  (It really is that simple.)
  • If you miss a day. Start again.  Don’t let one missed day turn into two or three or four.  Just begin again.

Each year I read through the entire Bible. I follow Tyndale Publishings One Year Bible format.  A bit of the Old and New Testament each day including some of Psalms and Proverbs each day. I simply love the variety of this format.  In as little as 15 to 20 minutes each day, I can make it through the FULL COUNSEL of God each year.

As year follows year, I become more and more familiar with the Scriptures.  Familiarity does not breed casualness. Instead is allows me to increase my awareness of who God is and what He can do.  The passages that once seemed odd to me now make perfect sense as I know the WHOLE STORY.  I encourage you to join me this year as I read.

Many ladies have asked where to find my favorite Bibles.  Yes, I have a few!  I like to purchase a new Bible each year.  Of course, I have several that I’ve had for years and still refer to and read regularly.  But, each year I purchase a new Bible. I like to begin each year with a fresh set of pages. So, I can be ready to hear new thoughts, new ideas, new promptings as I read. This may seem extravagant to you. But, I don’t drink Starbucks daily and I am a very frugal shopper. So, with a new Bible each year, I know my kids (grandkids and great grandkids) won’t be fighting over my Bibles. (Because, there will be one for each of them.) So, here are a few of my favorite Bibles.


I love this version of the One Year Bible. While it takes you through the entire Bible in one year, practical notes are included that written especially for women. This is a great choice if you need a little extra encouragement as you read.


If you prefer a more traditional translation, this is a great choice for you. The Bible is sectioned into daily reading that will get you through the entire Bible in one year’s time. Enjoy a bit of Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs each day.


It’s the One Year Bible meets a coloring Bible! In my opinion – the best of both worlds! This is my #1 pick for the year and it is the Bible I am reading through this year. Same great format of daily reading giving you a bit of Psalms, Proverbs, Old Testament and New Testament each day.


If you prefer a traditionally formatted Bible – Genesis to Revelation – this is a great choice. Pages are beautiful and allow ample room for journaling on every page. And, there are many coloring pages scattered through out the Bible as well, highlighting many of your favorite verses. I love this Bible.

No matter what you choose.  Just open a Bible and READ this year!  Don’t let the enemy distract you or discourage you. Let the Lord bless you daily as you meet with Him.  I’ll be reading everyday too!  You can join me on instagram at @debbi.garcia for daily encouragement.  Or, you can join our Facebook group here.  If you want to read on the go, you can find daily readings here. Sweet sister, I am praying this will be the year that you read the WHOLE BOOK. Let the TRUTH of His Word shape your year this year. no matter what day you find this post, just open and read!  Don’t let another day pass without the blessing of His Truth anchoring your soul.

I can’t wait to hear how He encourages you as you read.  Please be sure to post your favorite verse from TODAY’s reading (what ever day of the year that may be!)