Tuesday, 11 January 2011

E100

'E100' is shorthand for The E100 Bible Reading Challenge; the 'E' stands for Essential.


The idea is that you can gain an overview of the Bible by working through these 100 readings. It's not the whole Bible divided into 100 readings, but rather a selected 100 passages which tell the overall story.


The readings are split into sets of 5, so that you can easily take on a set to read over a week and have a couple of days spare. 50 of the readings are taken from the Old Testament, and 50 from the New. They begin, naturally enough, at Genesis; they end, naturally enough, at Revelation!


Why am I telling you about it? Well, some of you might be interested for yourselves. If so, you can find out a bit more here. The leaflet shown in these photos is available as a free download from that site. Perhaps some of you have already done it, as I know the programme originated in America and several other countries have also taken it on board. Perhaps some of you are doing it this year - I know one other blogger who definitely is!


So if you are interested for yourself, that's great. However, I'm also telling you about it for my benefit. Blog friends, will you help to keep me on track? It'll be very easy for you, I promise - you won't actually need to do anything! But by declaring publicly here that I intend to follow this programme, and by posting updates now and then, I hope to find that extra motivation when life is busy and I can't quite seem to find the time. I'm giving myself the whole year, so if I'm ill or away or something unexpected comes up, I can take a break from the readings. I don't need to do them in 20 consecutive weeks. But I do want to do them. Thanks for your help xx

14 comments:

Cheri said...

Good Luck with it Mel! When I was a senior in high school, I took it upon myself to read the entire bible - cover to cover! Admittedly, I skipped over the pages of "begats" but otherwise read the whole thing.

Photographing Mom said...

Downloaded and will follow along! Thanks. I was feeling lonely with my reading. It's nice to know others will be reading what I'm reading that day!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Expecting regular updates!! If I know you, there'll be no slipping, you always seem to finish the projects you commit to, however busy life gets!! :)

Beverly said...

Awesome, Mel and thanks for sharing the link :) Dh was just ordained as a deacon, I think we might do this together!

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks for sharing this. I miss my regular bible study group now I have to work those days so I'll check out that site

Miss Smith said...

This sounds really good. I finished a read-the-bible-in-a-year in march but that was with no notes and definitely not chronological! Confusing at times.

Good luck with this, and thanks for the link!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm sure you'll keep to it,Mel...you always seem so organised.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Our MOPS group (moms of preschoolers, sponsored by a local Baptist church) did this a couple years ago. It was very interesting & we all had various bibles so we did a lot of comparing the translations.

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for sharing the link

Melissa said...

I had not seen this before, but it looks like a good plan. I'll be rooting for you from my corner of Texas where I'm reading through the entire Bible this year using a 52 week plan. It has readings for everyday, but if I miss a day or get behind, I'll just catch up on a day I have extra time to read. Keep us updated!

Amy said...

Good Luck Mel :-) I think this one challenge you will manage easily :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this as a way for someone to learn the important biblical stories for general cultural/ literary awareness. Maybe I can get the kids to do it.
Rinda

Clair said...

I'm constantly amazed by how much you seem to fit in and I'm sort of wondering when you sleep x

Karen said...

Thanks for the link. This looks very doable and something I would enjoy.