The Bible is rich with life lessons, and proof of God’s love for us. It is the story of salvation, the hope for humanity, and a sure way to make dialogue with God central to your life, when it is read correctly. So how do we find a way to motivate ourselves to read the Bible, while also finding a way to make sense of its mysteries?
Perhaps you had these same concerns when you signed up for the Encountering God Bible reading plan, formerly known as the 90-day Bible challenge. For the following year, you will receive a blogpost in your email giving you just the direction you need to make reading your Bible a more enriching experience for your spiritual life. The Great Adventure Bible Timeline’s Executive Editor Sarah Christmyer will take you through the 14 narrative books of the Bible, and share with you what she has learned. At the end of this journey, you will not only have a better understanding of the Bible. You’ll also more clearly see your role in the great story of salvation Christ invites us to enter.
This post was updated 1/11/2016 to convey that the 90-Day Bible Challenge is now the Encountering God Bible reading plan, which offers the same readings and reflections as the 90-day Bible Challenge over the course of a year. You can sign up for Encountering God here.
Has anyone received any response with regards to starting this wonderful study?
So I recieved day one through the Encountering with God invite, but I did not see a page for us to comment. I’d like to comment on the readings and would truly appreciate someone walking me through the steps. Thank you and God bless!
I wish David would address some of the questions that have been asked. This is very disappointing.
I also received the invitation for Encountering God Bible Reading but have no access to discuss the readings. Can someone assist me on this? Many thanks.
Reading the title over again I’m understanding it s little different because it states, Welcome to the God Encounters “Reading Plan”. So now I’m just wondering if they’ve cut the discussion out. Anyone know or hear anything different? Thank you for your guidance. God Bless! Carla
Carla, I don’t know if you can see all the statements from everyone but I am having the same problem. Let’s hope it can be fixed soon!
It does seem that the ‘Encountering God’ program has eliminated the ability for participants to discuss what we’ve read and to discuss the reflection questions. What a shame? This evening I did the reading for Day 2 and then looked at ‘Today’s Question’. I felt a little lost and unsure of my answers. I have two Bibles with similar commentary and they were not particularly helpful. I really missed being able to see what my fellow travelers were thinking. I was looking at the words ‘Today’s Reading Genesis 5’ on my computer screen, and I wanted to copy them, but when I clicked on them, I found myself in Chapter 5 in the online Bible for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. What a happy mistake. I am so impressed with the commentary for the readings. It was similar to the commentary in the two Bibles I have, but the commentary on the USCCB website was much more thorough and complete, AND it helped me to discover the answer to ‘Today’s Question’ Yeah!
How wonderful that you found the commentary on the USCCB website! I do hope they will allow comments to appear on the discussion page, as you probably do, too. It is so enlightening to read other thoughts and inspirations each day!
Sorry for not responding sooner. I just found your response today. Are you sticking with the ‘Encountering God’ program? So far I am doing it because you can never go wrong reading Scripture, but I do really miss all the insightful comments.
Dee, I agree with you about missing all the comments. The people that participate have such incredible minds! I sent an email to Ascension Press regarding this situation. As of this date I haven’t heard from them.
The lack of response by Ascension Press to our concerns and to our questions is more than a little disappointing. David had no trouble getting in touch with each of us individually when he had information he wanted us to have, but he never responded to our follow-up questions. I am doing the reading, but really miss the dialogue.
is this a replacement site? http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/saul-price-disobedience/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=saul-price-disobedience&utm_source=The+Great+Adventure&utm_campaign=463d750826-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f7c841a160-463d750826-350708317&mc_cid=463d750826&mc_eid=41de96007d#disqus_thread
Hi Kevin. The replacement sight for the Bible reading challenge is here: http://youcanencountergod.com/learn.html.
Did this study end on June 19? I was receiving the emails, then I realized there were no more. I have enjoyed this study. Thank youu.