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bible reading « Stour Valley Vineyard

bible reading


Feeling uninspired about life? Your Spotify Worship fave list not quite enough? Now you know you should probably read your Bible more, but where do you start? We’re here to help.

Ok, so maybe you’ve never read your Bible cover to cover. Well, you’re not the first. Relax! Maybe you’re just struggling to find time for regular Bible study.

This page is going to be your friend.

It contains a number of ideas, ranging from printable and online reading plans, daily study notes, podcasts and mobile phone apps.

The reading plans and apps below have been mostly recommended by the staff of Stour Valley Vineyard, which means they have all been tried and tested.

We want everyone to have access to the God’s word, the Bible. If you don’t own your own Bible, you can grab a free one on Sunday mornings in the cafe.



Bible Reading Plans


Bible Gateway – online and mobile Bible

Bible Gateway is a well-established on-line Bible. You can read many different translations with reading plans, commentaries and devotionals. They have reading plans for reading the Bible in a year.

There is also Bible Gateway app for iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

YouVersion – Bible App and Reading Plans for Mobile Phones

YouVersion is a free app that provides a copy of the Bible for your mobile phone (iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone and more).

It also comes with a wide range of reading plans, which you can read yourself or there is an audio version available that will read it for you. The choice of translations is very comprehensive.


Bible Reading Notes

There are many places to buy booklets to help you with daily Bible study.

One option to consider are notes published by The Good Book Company.

Check their Open Up the Bible website for information about Bible reading notes, magazines and many other resources, including the Explore daily Bible reading app for Android and iPhone – the first 28 days of readings are free.


Maybe you spend too much time driving, walking, in the kitchen or in the gym? Do you want your smartphone to remind you to read the Bible? Here’s some links to Bible reading podcasts and mobile phone apps – most are free and well worth trying.

Bible in One Year – HTB

Holy Trinity Brompton have a Bible reading app that takes you through the Bible in a year, with a commentary by Nicky Gumbel, available for IOS and Android.

You can also get the daily readings delivered via email or simply read them on the HTB website.

WordLive – Scripture Union

WordLive is an online and podcast version of daily Bible reading notes, plus other resources for more in-depth study. It’s published by Scripture Union.

The podcast is just 5 or 6 minutes a day for 6 days per week. There’s no excuse for not having the time for this one!

Pray As You Go – Jesuit Media Initiaitives

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session with material written by Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola, It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer, based on Scripture.

It lasts between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.