First a quote that I've heard numerous times:
"You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet." (
Professor Grant Horner's Bible-Reading System. 10 chapters a day is a chunk but completely do-able on a daily basis. I've already started this actually- today I start day 3. And this handy app makes keeping track of your reading easy even if you don't have a Bible handy- just a computer. You can use the ESV bible online- and if you set up a free account, you can even journal and take notes online as you read!
But I also found a blog titled 52 books in 52 weeks. 52 books sounds like a lot. It is. But like anything challenging in life, it just needs to be broken into smaller chewable pieces. If the average book is 210 pages, I need to schedule 30 pages of reading a day. This is approx 25-45 minutes of reading a day- depending of how dense the work is. I'm on the bus at least an hour a day. So if I convert half this time to reading, presto chango, in a year I will have knocked out 52 books. I have already started One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World by Tullian Tchividjian and have 4 other books to round out January. I plan on adding to the widget on this blog as I finish and pick out new books for February and beyond.
So that's a start. I have a couple of other plans for 2014 that I'll be sharing before the new year.