90-Day Bible Study Challenge

bibrosIt’s time to take up a challenge!

The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.
– St. Augustine

I have had an increasing feeling over the past couple years that Catholics don’t study the Bible enough. We hear the readings at Mass on Sunday, some of us go daily and hear those as well, but not nearly so many of us actually get our Bible out and read it. Myself included.

So I’ve decided to challenge myself to a cover-to-cover reading of the New American Bible in 90 days. Every day, I will post here with a couple of passages from the reading that spoke to me and a brief reflection. This entry will serve as a table of contents or guide, each day I will edit it so that the listing below links to that day’s post.

The idea behind this challenge was borrowed from this site: http://www.biblestudytools.com/. However, their 90-day challenge is for a different (and shorter) translation, so I reworked the schedule for the NAB.

I would love for you to join me! I’ll be starting this coming Monday, April 8th. I intend to pick up a paperback copy of the NAB to dog-ear, highlight, and generally love over the course of the next three months, but if you don’t have a copy you can carry around and read, there are several Android (and I’m sure iOS) apps that will let you keep a copy of the NAB on your phone, or you can do your reading at the copy of the NAB hosted at the Vatican website.

Day   1: Genesis 1-15
Day   2: Genesis 16-30
Day   3: Genesis 31-45
Day   4: Genesis 46-50 & Exodus 1-10
Day   5: Exodus 11-25
Day   6: Exodus 26-40
Day   7: Leviticus 1-15
Day   8: Leviticus 16-27
Day   9: Numbers 1-15
Day 10: Numbers 16-30
Day 11: Numbers 31-36 & Deuteronomy 1-9
Day 12: Deuteronomy 10-24
Day 13: Deuteronomy 25-34 & Joshua 1-5
Day 14: Joshua 6-20
Day 15: Joshua 21-24 & Judges 1-11
Day 16: Judges 12-21 & Ruth
Day 17: 1 Samuel 1-15
Day 18: 1 Samuel 16-31
Day 19: 2 Samuel 1-14
Day 20: 2 Samuel 15-24 & 1 Kings 1-6
Day 21: 1 Kings 7-22
Day 22: 2 Kings 1-13
Day 23: 2 Kings 14-25
Day 24: 1 Chronicles 1-15
Day 25: 1 Chronicles 16-29
Day 26: 2 Chronicles 1-15
Day 27: 2 Chronicles 16-30
Day 28: 2 Chronicles 31-36 & Ezra
Day 29: Nehemiah
Day 30: Tobit
Day 31: Judith
Day 32: Esther
Day 33: 1 Maccabees
Day 34: 2 Maccabees
Day 35: Job 1-14
Day 36: Job 15-29
Day 37: Job 30-42
Day 38: Psalms 1-15
Day 39: Psalms 16-30
Day 40: Psalms 31-45
Day 41: Psalms 46-60
Day 42: Psalms 61-75
Day 43: Psalms 76-90
Day 44: Psalms 91-105
Day 45: Psalms 106-120
Day 46: Psalms 121-135
Day 47: Psalms 136-150
Day 48: Proverbs 1-15
Day 49: Proverbs 16-31
Day 50: Ecclesiastes
Day 51: Song of Songs & Wisdom 1-7
Day 52: Wisdom 8-19
Day 53: Sirach 1-15
Day 54: Sirach 16-31
Day 55: Sirach 32-46
Day 56: Sirach 47-51 & Isaiah 1-10
Day 57: Isaiah 11-25
Day 58: Isaiah 26-40
Day 59: Isaiah 41-55
Day 60: Isaiah 56-66 & Jeremiah 1-4
Day 61: Jeremiah 5-19
Day 62: Jeremiah 20-34
Day 63: Jeremiah 35-49
Day 64: Jeremiah 50-52, Lamentations & Baruch
Day 65: Ezekiel 1-15
Day 66: Ezekiel 16-32
Day 67: Ezekiel 33-48
Day 68: Daniel
Day 69: Hosea
Day 70: Joel, Amos & Obadiah
Day 71: Jonah, Micah & Nahum
Day 72: Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai & Zechariah 1-7
Day 73: Zechariah 8-14 & Malachai
Day 74: Matthew 1-14
Day 75: Matthew 15-28
Day 76: Mark
Day 77: Luke
Day 78: John
Day 79: Acts 1-12
Day 80: Acts 13-28
Day 81: Romans
Day 82: 1 Corinthians
Day 83: 2 Corinthians
Day 84: Galatians & Ephesians
Day 85: Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians & 2 Thessalonians
Day 86: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus & Philemon
Day 87: Hebrews
Day 88: James, 1 Peter & 2 Peter
Day 89: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John & Revelation 1-8
Day 90: Revelation 9-22

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