I went through The Bible Recap Bible reading plan this year, listening to the podcasts by Tara-Leigh Cobble. I appreciate going through the entire Bible in a chronological way with insights from her podcast. I am going through the Bible again next year but with some added study.
While I appreciate Cobble's podcast insights (they are really good), I also wanted to up my involvement a bit by doing some of my own research and thinking so I will be going through the Study Guide.
Cobble provides five study questions for each day. Some questions are fact finding and rather objective. Others require reflection and critical thinking. Some require you look up a word in a Bible dictionary or Hebrew or Greek lexicon. You may also want to have Bible maps handy. Fortunately, now one can find the information online and won't have to buy additional books. Cobble lists many free online resources at the beginning of this book.
This book is designed to specifically go through the chronological reading plan Cobble uses. An added feature is an index of days with the Scripture covered given. If one wanted to study a book separately from the reading plan, one could. It should be noted that some of the daily readings cover several Bible chapters so this is not a comprehensive study. Cobble will hit only the main points. It is a good tool for Christians just beginning to read the entire Bible through with a first layer of study. Plenty of space is given to record answers.
This is a good tool to help Christians stay engaged with the Bible on a daily basis. It could be used for discussion with friends although The Bible Recap has an additional book for that. This is definitely a good book to increase your understanding of God's Word.
You can see an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Tara-Leigh Cobble is the creator and host of The Bible Recap podcast. Her zeal for biblical literacy led her to create D-Group (Discipleship Group), which has grown into an international network of hundreds of Bible study groups meeting every week. She also writes and hosts a daily radio show called The God Shot. You can find out more at www.taraleighcobble.com.
Bethany House Publishers, 384 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)