In the days to come, I am going to guide you through a bible approach that I planned fo follow in the year 2018. Every new year Christians around the world choose one set of reading the whole Bible at least once. I have heard of one such way called the ‘One Year Bible’, but we are covering that hear. If you are following that through or have planned to follow through this year I encourage you to continue that. But if you are looking for a different way to approach the Bible this year,
Let me introduce you to “The Wayfinding Bible”
aI will explain in detail on the approach of this bible and its pretty much un-conventional from the normal way of reading the Bible. We are in the first week of 2018, if you are looking for other ways to cover the Bible this year I encourage my readers to have a look at it.You can get the bible from amazon or other online retailers that you regularly shop.
For your convenience I am providing the link where you can get different kind of the wayfinding bible editions.
If you ever visited any new hospitals or airports you would suddenly feel that you are lost. At that moment you would look for signages and text to guide you where you want to go, in the same manner this Bible would guide your through different pages and ultimately reach your goal of what you want to do in that particular route or approach.
1. Choose your route
There are 3 different routes that would choose and you would stick with for the rest of your reading. The different routes are
Flyover Route: In 54 readings you’ll gain a chronological overview of the events in the Bible
Direct Route: In 214 readings you gain a full perspective of the entire Bible and how it fits together, all in less than a year.
Scenic Route:In 386 readings you’ll discover the depth and richness of God’s Word as you wind your way through the well-known and not-so-well known passages alike.
2. Follow the Stops
On your route, each stop is clearly marked so you will always know where you are on your jorney.
3. Read the passage
When you get to your stop, read the introduction first. Then read the Bible passage. Finish with the Observation Point and the Exploration Point.
The of each reading is clearly marked with icons like this:
Don’t forget to watch the arrows at the top of the page. Each will tell you where to find your next reading.
4. Discover these features
Along the way, you’ll discover lots of extra features to help you better understand God’s word.
Book Introductions: Book introductions will help you understand why each book was writen, what the book is about, and what events were happening around the same time. You’ll also see ways that each book points you toward Jesus.
Getting your bearings: At eight critical points along the way, you’ll pause, step back, and review your journey so far. Then you’ll look at where you’re going next. You’ll also have a chance ti see where Jesus, either directly or indirectly, has beein involved in the story. A timeline and world map give you a sense of when and where all this is happening and show world history events for added context.
Historical Markers: Historical Markers will draw your attention to specific locations and the events that happened there. These markers will shed light on the stories you’re reading and will fill in backgroud details you might not know.
Scenic Overlays: Scenic overlooks will allow you to pause and see many of the significant locations mentioned in the Bible. You’ll also gain more insight into the history, the people, and God’s Word itself as you explore the full-color infographics.
Side Trips: In the margins throughout this Bible, you’ll see markers for various Side Trips. These twenty-five topic-based trips will highlight various Scripture passages that will show you what the Bible has to say about each topic. You can find a full listing of these Side Trips in the back of this Bible, or you can simply pick up and follow any marker you encounter while reading.
5. Enjoy the journey
No matter which route you choose, we know your wayfinding journey through God’s story will give you a greater understanding of the Biblical narative and a closer, more intimate relationship with God.
Now you have grasped the The Wayfinding Bible approach, I encourge you to choose one the route and let us togeterh explore God’s word together. FYI- I will first starting out with the flyover route.