Passages : How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You

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Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God's passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader's story. So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure? The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others. Passages shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God's life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 18mm | 240g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310329191
  • 9780310329190
  • 672,667

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Hardin's unmatched approach to daily Bible reading will help you learn that the Bible was meant to be read in bigger portions, in the way people read every other book, rather than the one-verse-at-a-time method that nullifies the big picture of Scripture. This new, exciting method will motivate you to start a daily Bible reading program that can change your life, as you rediscover the joy-rather than the drudgery people often make it-of reading God's Word. Join the million-and-a-half people who follow Hardin's monthly podcast in this revolutionary way of daily Bible study. Also available is the Once-A-Day Bible: Podcast Edition, arranged in 365 daily readings that include prayers and thoughts to ponder from Hardin.
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I don't know how I have gone this long in the Christian blogosphere without hearing about Brian Hardin and his Daily Audio Bible community. But at least I know now, and all I can say is wow! This is the story of the journey that Brian Hardin has been taking through the Scriptures since 2006, and it is well worth the read. As I read this story, I was impressed with the wonderful way Brian Hardin wrote the book and truly made the Bible come alive. So many times we tend to put the Bible on the backshelf, and Hardin had done that himself. When he accepted the ministry that God gave him, his life changed in unbelievable ways. He prayerfully wrote this story, and I believe that God gave the very some words that so encapsulated what the Bible is. The Bible should be like a friend to us, and we should lovingly seek it. After all, how can we know who God is without reading His Word? I loved the fact that Hardin included so many real life stories from people whose life had changed as they made Daily Bible reading (listening) a significant part of their lives. And it was amazing to see a man who used to only care about music and women become an instrument of God who has touched so many lives. This is a short, powerful read, and it was well worth the read. At the end of the book, he has Daily Bible reading plans you can follow, but for me, I am going to go check out his community. He challenges his readers to read the Bible for themselves, and it is clear that your life will change for eternity. I am a regular Bible reader, but even I have had times when I did not take my daily devotional time seriously. He has inspired me to return to my love of Scripture, and I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent more
by Ruth Hill
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