The Bible is the best-selling, least-read, most-banned book of all time.

Check the stats. It’s been sold over 5 billion times, most American homes own 4-5 copies on average, and it’s banned in 52 countries.

According to the State of the Bible survey for 2012, 79% of Americans believe they’re knowledgeable about the Bible but 54% were unable to correctly identify the first five books of the Bible. 36% of Americans read the Bible less than once a year or never while 33% read the Bible once a week or more. I think it’s time we change those stats. Let’s turn the tide. Let’s unleash the power of God’s Word on our lives and in our hearts and watch how it changes us from the inside out.

What’s that I hear? You don’t have time? Sure you don’t. Also according to the stats, that is the most-used excuse when it comes to why people don’t read the Bible. That’s not even logical though – we all have the same 24 hours every single day. The problem is not a lack of time, it’s a case of misaligned priorities.

If it’s important to you, you’ll make time for it.

For 2013, we’ve divided up the Bible reading into 3 different plans: 1 year, 6 months, and 90 days. Here’s how it breaks down…

1 year = 15-minute commitment per day. 15 minutes. EVERYONE can give 15 minutes to God’s Word!

6 months = 30-minute commitment per day.

90 days = 1-hour commitment per day.

Each of those reading plans will get you through the entire Bible –all 66 books– in the allotted time.

You can access the reading plans in bookmark form at Awaken Church, online at, or in the Awaken Church mobile app.

So, which plan will it be for you?

Click HERE to watch or listen to a message called “Sixty-Six” which will tell you all about the power, authority, and benefits of God’s Word or watch the 2-minute Sixty-Six Challenge video below…

Also, as you read through the Bible this year, you can read my blog posts about each book of the Bible HERE.

As you read, make sure to use the hashtag #sixtysix on Twitter and Instagram as you share what God is speaking to you through His Word!