The Bible is our holy book, telling the story of God in a wonderful variety of ways. It contains history, poetry, proverbs, prophecy, letters and the story of Jesus told from four different perspectives. If you are having a bad day and want to shout at God, then take a look at the Psalms and you’ll see others have felt like that before.
Regularly reading or hearing the Bible helps us to understand God better. Guided by the Holy Spirit, it can also help us to understand how God wants us to live in the world.
Below are links for people wishing to either dip into daily Bible readings or take on a spiritual reading on a regular basis. Some are free, some focus on Bible study, others on reflective Bible reading and prayer.
BRF offers options to suit different needs and preferences.
This free daily Bible Reading app has commentaries from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel from Holy Trinity Brompton.
Offers scripture-based prayer every day and is from the Ignatian tradition.
The tagline for this is ‘Help your kids fall in love with God’s world’.
A free, online guide from Scripture Union with daily Bible passage and resources and a FaceBook conversation option.
52 Lectionary based cards to engage young people in God’s word. Visit the LecDeck page to find out more.
A bookmark with some questions to help you engage with the Bible.
As a diocese, we regularly use the practice of Dwelling in the Word: a way of listening to God and each other through scripture, based on Lectio Divina. Each year, we choose a diocesan passage to regularly dwell with. The passage for 2024 is Luke 1: 46-55, suggested by Lis Sparrow, Vicar of St John's Bridgwater, one of our Magnificat parishes. Contact Julia Hill if you want to know more about Dwelling in the Word.
Rob Eastwood Dewing and Simon Stevens from Portishead reflect on the experience of Dwelling in the Word in their benefice.
Who to contact
For further support, contact your archdeaconry Go team adviser for Growing Faith and Everyday Faith.