** Good news, I finally pulled myself together and picked a winner. Congrats Codi!
In my previous post I mentioned that I wanted to start Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading Plan. I’m not sure I actually wanted to START it, I might have just wanted to print and laminate the bookmarks. Laminating could be one of my personal sacraments. I remember when my mother had a laminator at work, I would collect things in my backpack to feed through it after school. The usual magazine cut-outs as well as spiders and giant beetles. They would crunch and sizzle as I fed them through. But come out perfectly sanitized on the other side. It was wholly satisfying.
Here is my set of bookmarks sandwiched in my ESV Heirloom Legacy Bible. The Cadillac of Bibles, which is why I made the bookmarks instead of simply downloading the free app. I thought about it, but screens are fatiguing. Print is fresh and tactile. And once you think about it, there’s really only one way to do this.
I was excited about this plan because, first, it was recommended by Nancy Wilson. And she’s always straight up. Second, I really love the idea of flooding yourself in scripture. Not reading slowly or taking too much time over the things you don’t understand, but reading so much scripture that everything slowly begins to come to light in light of everything else. This plan takes you through ten chapters a day on different rotations. I love the idea of being able to hit everything more frequently and being able to hit some things constantly. Before I was just reading the Old and the New front to back, and there is just too much left out in the middle. Like, everything. This plan is also very straightforward and forgiving. The idea is to move each bookmark one chapter every day. What happens if you don’t move a bookmark? Um, you move it the next day. While your goal may be to read ten chapters, you’re ultimate goal is simply to READ every day. And there’s no dated list that’s eventually going to come around and stab you in the back.
I went ahead and made extra copies since it seemed like a nuisance to go through the trouble for just one set. I thought I could share them with the girls in my book club. But I also thought I could give away a set here as well. If you want them leave a comment and pick a color. I expect the competition to be stiff. 😉