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Power Read the Bible – in 60 Days!

Sound impossible or overwhelming? (It’s not)

Ready to accomplish a huge spiritual goal?

This challenge will wake up your faith. You’ll view the Bible – and God – in a whole new way.

Power Reading the Bible is life-changing and doable – if you have a simple plan and know what to look for along the way.

What is Power Reading?

Power reading is a fast paced approach to reading (or listening to) scriptures. 

Bible study has its benefits. But, sadly, deep-dive study actually keeps many people from seeing the greater story – and their place in the story.

By focusing on certain big picture themes, comprehension happens surprisingly naturally, even when your reading pace is outside the comfort zone.

People at all levels of Bible-familiarity find success with Power Reading. You don’t need a random one-year plan. In fact, we’ve found it’s actually more difficult (and less helpful) to try a 365-day plan. 

There are other benefits and surprises…

  • The Bible is actually easy to understand, when you see the big picture.
  • You can read the entire Bible in 60 days in just an hour per day.
  • Listening to an audio version is a rewarding option.

You’ve always wanted to read the Bible from cover to cover. But maybe you didn’t realize it could be so simple and helpful.

Why would the most important words in the world be impossible to understand?

They’re not. But many of us believe they are, and as a result, don’t try.

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


Each plan not only guides you through the big picture of scripture, You’ll have daily email guidance and insights to help you get the most from your reading.


Why Power Reading works:

  1. We need Big Goals: Many (including me) have failed the 365-day reading plan simply because the goal is too easy. The 60-day format will challenge you – in a positive way.
  2. We need the Big Picture: Power Reading is a hurry-up style of reading and we simply don’t worry about what we don’t understand. This sounds strange but it works. You will comprehend more than you think.
  3. We need Grace: This type is a grace-filled journey. There is no homework, no studying, no scripture memory. Just read. And if you get behind, that’s okay.


Who’s doing this Power Read thing?

  • Parents: They’re tired of reports that the Bible is falling out of favor in Christian homes. They’re taking leadership at home and starting to read the Bible.
  • Teens: They’ve heard the data – young people are biblically illiterate and walking away from Christian faith when they leave for college. Hungry teens don’t want this to happen to them. They want to stay rooted.
  • First-time readers: Many adults have been in the church for years (or decades) and are tired of never having read the full Bible. It’s on their bucket list to take it cover to cover.
  • Businesspeople: Study group participants are tired of book studies. They want something rich. They’re prime for some straight up Bible reading.
  • Churches and Groups: We’ve helped churches and groups host a Bible Reading initiative with great results.


I loved getting all the way through the Bible for the first time. I kept pushing through and it felt so liberating. Finally a huge accomplishment to me personally. – Reader


Let’s Get Started: (All plans are free)






Is Power Reading scriptural?

You won’t find the words “power reading” in the Bible. But the Israelites were encouraged to listen to the public reading of the law in stretches of three to six hours! Moses commanded these public power readings for every seven years (Deuteronomy 31:10-12). Joshua conducted a power reading session (Joshua 8:34-35). Whenever a righteous king assumed the throne and sought to restore corporate worship, public reading was one of the first steps toward revival (2 Kings 23:1-3). Ezra and Nehemiah re-instituted several-hours-long public readings when the Jews returned from their exile (Nehemiah 8:1-8,13,18; 9:3). 

From the parable of the sower (Matthew 13), Jesus speaks of those who hear and understand the Word. Power reading is helping families grow in their knowledge and understanding of God and His truth.

Can I listen to an audio Bible?

Absolutely. If it was suitable for the Israelites, it works for us, too. Many “power readers” have discovered the joys of audio Bible listening during work commutes, while walking or jogging or exercising, or from the comforts of the home on the couch. Some power readers enjoy mixing up their routines – partial audio and partial reading. 

Is Power Reading better than Bible study? 

No! Power Reading is not intended to replace Bible study. Nor is it inferior to the deeper dive Bible study approaches. Power Reading is simply another way – a different way – to engage the Bible. For decades church culture has trained folks to “do bible studies.” Meanwhile, power reading can almost feel like cheating. But it’s not!

We’re encouraged by the number of repeat Power Readers. Many have power-read the Bible four or five time in the two years since we began hosting these plans. The Power Reading approach is helping people to learn the bigger picture and contents of the Bible, and energizing them in their overall walk with God.

How do I get the reading plan?

Simply sign up for any of our free plans (see above options), and you will receive a link to these available reading plans. Or you can  also purchase the book. Power Read the Bible – Paperback

Can my friends read together?

Yes, small groups and entire churches have used these free resources with excellent results.

Will teens really read the Bible?

You bet they will. Teens are actually better readers than many adults. As students, their reading muscles are more active than some adults. And if they know they don’t have to understand everything, or take a test or answer questions, they’ll read more freely.

Are the plans and guides really free?

Yes. This is possible through the donations of our partners, and readers like you.  Books are also available. 


Jeff Anderson


Jeff Anderson speaks and writes about walking with God and leading your family into deeply rooted faith. He’s the author of, Plastic Donuts, Divine Applause (Multnomah/Random House) and the new book, Power Read the Bible.


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