Like I talked about in my recent post about my morning routine, I have loved carving out time in the morning for reading and reflection. With that, I've come to find there are several books and Bibles I read every single day, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you! (There are affiliate links included to make it easy for you to add anything to your cart that interests you, but don't worry, you won't pay a penny more.)
Here's what I read every day:
- The One Year Bible (NLT) // I either read this daily (includes one passage from the Old Testament, one Psalm, one Proverb, and one passage from the New Testament) or I listen to this podcast (which follows the exact same reading!) -- it's such a great way to get in the Word daily without a super huge time commitment. I also really love seeing different passages next to each other in ways I wouldn't normally read them-- it has opened my eyes to so many insights and parallels throughout the Bible that I never would have caught otherwise!
- She Reads Truth Bible (CSB) // I love this new Bible-- it's so beautiful in its design, and there are incredible charts, graphs, maps, and devotions throughout, as well as fairly good-sized margins for note-taking! I'm going through the Romans study with SRT right now, and annotating it all in this Bible.
- The Jesus Bible (NIV) // This is another new Bible on the market that I'm loving-- there could NOT be a Bible more perfectly suited to my minimalistic, color-avoiding self. It's so well designed and so thoughtfully arranged, with incredible content from so many great folks all throughout. This is one I know I'll keep using and loving for a while.
- The Message Bible // I love reading this paraphrase of the Bible alongside other translations -- it's so helpful to read things in a fresh, modern voice to help bring to life passages that might otherwise be more confusing or not seem as relevant to me. Highly recommend having this on hand!
- New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp // This daily devotion is GOOD. I always leave thinking about new things more deeply, and loving the one page of thoughts and reflections from Tripp every day.
- My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers // This is a classic devotional and it's obvious why it's withstood the test of time. This book is just pure gold. It's incredibly rich and deeply meaningful, never skimming the surface and always making me want to copy down quotes to mull them over long after I'm done reading.
- Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (rarely, but sometimes) // I have mixed feelings about this one since I don't love the idea of putting words in Jesus' mouth, but I do think it's a beautiful way to remind myself of how the Lord loves me and feels about me, even if it isn't always theologically accurate.
- ps -- I use this Moleskine journal (always black, hard cover, with grid pages!) and These pens for my journal, these pens for my Bible. I also fill out the Q&A a day: 5-Year Journal every day!