Bible Listening… Is it Cheating?

Bible Listening… Is it Cheating?

Why is “listening versus reading versus studying” even controversial?   It has to do with how we’re trained to interact with the Bible.   “Memory verse” drills in Sunday school teaches children (and adults) that we must read the Bible slowly. Painstakingly. Like...
What Is Power Reading?

What Is Power Reading?

[Below is from Chapter 4 of my book, Power Read the Bible] “Power Reading” is a different kind of Bible engagement. It’s the opposite of scripture memory or meditation or deep dive Bible study, which all require intense focus on a limited portion of text.  Power...
3 Reasons Power Reading Works

3 Reasons Power Reading Works

[Below is an excerpt from my book, Power Read the Bible] I always wanted to read the entire Bible. It seemed like something every Christian should do. I tried multiple times early in my Christian journey, but encountered a familiar set of challenges. The easy-hard...
The Bible in One Word

The Bible in One Word

I am a writer. Writers play with words. (Yeah, writers are boring).  For excitement, writers aim for ways to say things in fewer words.  If you can tell a message in 500 words, can you do it in 200? Or 100? How about 50? Or 5? What about the story of the Bible? Is...
The Bible’s Big Picture

The Bible’s Big Picture

[click for downloadable Big Picture Timeline] We need the big-picture Many believers today can’t express the Christian faith. They might be able to recite the sinner’s prayer, their date of baptism, and maybe even some landmark Bible stories. Before smart phones, they...
8 Reasons to Read the Bible in 60 Days

8 Reasons to Read the Bible in 60 Days

I know what you might be thinking. Reading the entire Bible in two months sounds crazy! But it’s for real. People are reading—and loving it! But let’s answer the question:  Why should we even consider this idea? Here are 8 reasons to re-think a Bible power-read. 1....
How Christmas Brings Clarity to the Entire Bible

How Christmas Brings Clarity to the Entire Bible

The holiday decorations are being put up. Candy canes appear at the grocery store checkout area. Most people enjoy the seasonal celebration, but there’s also a tension in the air. Christian families want Christmas to be more spiritual, less commercial—more about Jesus...
What (Exactly) Should I Teach My Family?

What (Exactly) Should I Teach My Family?

As parents, we’re on the lookout for things that might harm our kids. It’s instinctive to annihilate dangers in their path: germs, foods additives, diseases, preservatives, and a steady diet of sugar. I’m pretty sure Stephanie and I will give our future...

Ways to Read (and Listen)

There are many ways and seasons to Power Read the Bible, and all are absolutely free! (Click on options to learn more)

Full Bible Read


60 days, 1 hour per day

33% Bible Read


60 days, 25 min. per day

An Advent Journey


25 days, 5 min. per day

Lent: 40-Day Read


90 min. per day