Book Review: 90 Days Thru the Bible by Chris Tiegreen

978-1-4143-5309-8Nehemiah 6:15 tells us that the newly built wall that Nehemiah oversaw was built in 52 days. An amazing feat by any means considering the size of the wall and the opposition they faced during its rebuilding. Most people are hesitant to complete much of anything in 52 days in our century. Perhaps it’s because a heavy spirit of slothfulness has crept in among us or is it because we have lost a sense of urgency to the work which we have been called to?

Let’s put a little more time on that scenario, say 90 days. What can one accomplish in that amount of time? I contend that the possibilities are endless. Nations can rise or crumble in 90 days. Life can be given 90 days or developed in that same amount of time. The first trimester I must confess was the most amazing thing I read about while my wife was pregnant with our children.

How many of us can make it through the Bible in 90 days? How many of us are even willing to try. I myself have tried and failed several times. If you break it down that equates to roughly 11 chapters a day for three months. It’s a tough challenge but Chris Tiegreen has managed to break up the mega text of scripture into bite sized portions easy to swallow and digest. In 90 Days Thru the Bible Tiegreen takes us on a devotional journey through the pages of scripture, all the while keeping the bigger narrative of scripture in mind.

Tiegreen goes far enough in detail to feed us for the day but not so far as to leave us confused and unready to face the challenge of the next text. He balances the narrative and application masterfully and does well  to stay away from language that can leave his readers overwhelmed. He keeps the post text application short and simple yet leaves enough meat on the bone for us to be full without lacking anything.

Some people will find that reading the Bible in 90 days is a little too much for their busy lives but I promise that it will be very fruitful for you. If you can get your hands on this devotion I recommend following along as you read through the Bible. If you need some further nudging you can always check out www.walkthru.org for some free resources to help you in your journey through the Bible.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free from Tyndale Publishers in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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