Review: 180 Days In The Word
Reading through the scriptures is something most Christians strive to do daily. But have you read the Bible cover to cover? I agree that it seems daunting until you break it down into manageable sections.
How about a challenge to read the Bible through in 180 Days? Ummm…that sounds scary to me not because I don’t think I can do it; because I can read a novel in a weekend when I want to do it. Ouch.. is that why I haven’t read the Bible over and over since becoming a Christian? Another scary thought!
For me it seems that when I start to read the Bible, I get drawn in to one story or thought and get, for the lack of a better word, sidetracked. Now I am not talking about being sidetracked by putting it away, but by being drawn into a topic and digging deeper into that one point so that I get off track for the actual task of reading the entire Bible.
Now while this is also a good thing – digging deep into the meaning and applications for any topic; it can also be a way of not completing the task at hand. My goal was to read through the Bible in 180 Days. I am not on schedule, but I am still on task. I hope to be finished by Christmas so I can start it again in January.
This is my verse for the day…
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Do Good… Don’t Give Up… EVER..
To help me in my quest, I discovered the 180 Days in the Word by Cheryl Pitt. I believe this study guide has helped me stay on track and from drifting too far off the course. Cheryl’s book breaks down the reading schedule by day and includes areas for you to make notes and record your thoughts. This has helped me the most. I can come back to my notes and see where my mind was on any given day; and this often leads me into a deeper study of a topic that I had questions on or wasn’t completely comfortable with what I read.
180 Days in the Word encourages you to Read, Journal and Grow as you study the scriptures. Each week has a verse that you are encouraged to “Hide in Your Heart” – which means to understand it’s meaning so you can find ways to apply it in your life. There are also areas for you to write any Praise or Prayers. I found this helpful and a way to keep track of all the times I tell someone I am praying for them.
The study guide is written towards teens in high school but can certainly be used by anyone or by a family as a devotional. It is based on 180 days which is the normal school year so it can be completed and counted for credit on your transcripts.
Basically you will read Monday through Thursday while you learn the Verse, write your daily praise and prayers and give thought to the questions on the scriptures covered. On Friday you have a review of the thought questions, Heart Verse and a period of reflection.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in not just reading the bible as a book, but would like to read the bible and glean knowledge and guidance at the same time. This is not intended to be a “know all” book on the scriptures. It is just a guide, something to help you stay on task and complete your challenge.
You can purchase 180 Days in the Word for the special introductory price of only $4.99! (regular price: $7.99)
About the Author:
Cheryl Pitt is the owner of CLP International LLC and founder of The 2:1 Conference.
As a Christian, wife, homeschool mother and avid social media user, she has a heart for strong family values and the companies that promote them.
Sensing a need to help establish homeschool bloggers online and support family friendly business, Cheryl combined her passions to create The 2:1 Conference.
2:1 is a faith based conference for homeschooling parents active in social media.
Here she works to honor God while bringing bloggers and brands together in order to form mutually beneficial partnerships.