Each day, you will navigate to the “Plans” section on the app where the passages for that day’s reading will be listed. (Once you click on the first reading passage listed, look at the top of the page to make sure that “CSB” is the translation indicated. If it is not CSB, click on whatever translation is listed to access the list of available translations and choose CSB.) After you finish reading the passages for that day, there will be an opportunity to respond to what you have read in a section entitled “Talk It Over.” If you wish, you can type in a response, question, or encouragement under this section. This will be seen by the group who can then respond to you. In this way we will be able to talk through each day’s readings.
There are several useful functions within the app that may be of interest to you. First, there is an audio component which allows you to listen as the Word is read for you. There are also videos produced by The Bible Project for each book of the Bible which can help with your overall understanding of the individual books. If you like to highlight specific verses or passages as you read, there is also a function that allows you to do that.
Our goal is to complete the plan and therefore have read the Bible in its entirety by the end of the year. This should mean that you will have spent about twenty minutes or more in the Bible every day. However, the most important thing may be that you develop the habit of opening the Bible and reading at least one verse per day. (For example, on the homepage for the YouVersion app there is a verse of the day which can be read in just a few seconds.) The main point is to read God’s Word every single day!
If any of this seems confusing or if you just need someone to walk you through the process of getting the app and joining the group, I am happy to help you! Please email me at [email protected]
and we will go from there. I cannot wait to join you in God’s Word in 2021!