Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dr. Grant Horner's Bible Reading Plan

One of the most highly recommended and unique Bible reading plans comes from a Professor of literature, theology and philosophy from the Master's College in California, Dr. Grant Horner. I've heard about this plan for sometime and finally had the opportunity to check it out for myself. Dr. Horner's plan is highly developed and designed to create maximum retention. The plan organizes the Bible into ten sections and organizes readings in each section. I have not tried this plan, but Dr. Horner's suggestions on reading are very astute, and I have utilized similar methods in the past. The basic design of the plan can be adapted to create a your own personal plan: simply create your own lists and attack the Bible the Horner way. You can get PDF files of Horner's lists here. Enjoy the article below.


13 comments:

  1. I have been using this system for about 45 days and I love it. There are some days I can't get the 10 chapters done and I just keep going in the cycle. As kind of a Bible (the book itself) junky the recommendation to use one Bible and not hop around was a challenge. Since I have a 1967 Scofield Reference Bible (the one Dr Horner uses) and I had been wanting (after 30 years) to try the KJV again in honor of the 400 anniversary, I selected this one.

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  2. HI! A dear friend and sister-in-Christ shared this Bible reading idea with me just this morning! When I googled it, YOUR blog came up.
    Thanks for providing the thorough information for me and others along with the bookmarks to keep us organized...My friend said she had been reading through the system since January 2010 and she is hooked on the Bible more than ever before!
    I will start the reading plan TODAY!!!

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  3. This one certainly looks interesting. It gets around the weaknesses of many plans, in that at no point are you required to read ten chapters of Leviticus or 1Chronicles in a day. The question now is whether I want to surgically add seven more ribbons to my Bible. ;)

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  4. That's what the bookmarks at the end of the article are for Chris.

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  5. I may try this for my Holman read through

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  6. @Jonathan -- I saw the bookmarks (they're in my Bible now, as a matter of fact), but I just like ribbons. ;)

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  7. I've used this system for 51 days now and it's totally amazing... I feel like it has a flushing effect on me. flushes out the scum in my big head.. I bless the name of the LORD..

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  8. Just starting it and am very excited!!

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  9. Hi all.

    I've been reading about this system and am intrigued. Just wondering though, do you think it would be an appropriate system for someone "new" to reading the Bible, i.e., someone who doesn't already have the big picture (historically) of the Old Testament, at least. Any thoughts?

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    1. I think it would be better to start with a more chronological plan that doesn't skip around as much for someone approaching the Bible for the first time.

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    2. Jonathan, thanks for your reply. That's kind of what I was thinking. But actually reading cover to cover isn't really in chronological order either, is it?

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    3. Elizabeth,
      If you want a chronological approach, get "The Daily Bible," published by Guideposts. It's in paperback, and is arranged to be read in a year. I've been reading it for several years. It's excellent. If you need large print, it comes that way too. Happy reading!

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  10. @Elizabeth - I highly recommend and encourage you to pick up a MacArthur Study Bible. Read the whole new testament and all the notes at your own pace! That'll give you SN awesome foundation!

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