Bible reading tips and resources

While we know that the Bible is important, many of us find it a challenge to make reading it a regular part of our routines. During Bible Month, lots of people shared resources and apps that they use to help them read their bibles regularly. Here are some of those practical tools to help you read the Bible.

Bible In One Year

Bible Gateway

The Bible Project

Olive Tree Bible


Each day you will receive a Psalm or Proverbs reading, and New Testament reading, and an Old Testament reading. Updated daily, Nicky Gumbel then provides insightful commentary on each Bible passage, intended to be read or listened to alongside the Bible to provide fresh understanding of the texts.

The Bible Gateway App lets you read and listen to different Bible translations, enjoy a daily Bible Verse of the Day or use different Bible reading plans to journey through God’s Word. Also includes reference sources and allows you to take notes, highlight Bible text, and bookmark your favorite verses.
The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. There are studies based on books of the bible, words or different themes available on the website along with a one year reading plan and a bible reading app.
Featuring an offline bible along with 1000's of resources that can be used alongside your bible to help you get deeper into God's word. It even helps you track the verses alongside your chosen resource. It also allows you to customise how you view and highlight the bible
This is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Founded in Ignatian Spirituality and lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

Sacred Space


The Big Little Bible

Engage Youth

Word For Today

The Sacred Space app guides you through a prayer session in six stages:the Presence of God, Freedom, Consciousness, The Word, Conversation, Conclusion.Each stage is designed as an exercise or meditation to help you get in touch with God and feel God’s presence in your life.
For each day of the church year, it presents the Common Worship lectionary readings in full, complete with dynamic links to the Bible passages themselves (NRSV translation). All approved variations are clearly presented, including the Additional Weekday Lectionary.
The Big Little Bible features 30 of the most popular stories taken straight from the easy-to-read Contemporary English Version as well as over full-colour 100 illustrations. Each of the 30 stories also contains thought-provoking questions to help children and adults talk about the story together
Check out our daily audio Bible engagement for youth, in English and Te Reo, and all our events and lifestyle support we have for you as you face life as a teenager. After you have downloaded and enjoyed the content, you can share it with your friends via Facebook, twitter or email.
With The Word For Today app you can read or listen to today’s message and catch up on recent days that you’ve missed, search for a message on a particular topic, tag a particular message to your ‘favorites’ for future reference and share it via Facebook, Twitter or email . You can look up scripture verses referred to in the day’s reading in the Bible to read them in context or follow the SoulFood ‘Bible in a year’ reading plan . Available for apple or android

The Bible Society has some great resources including the video clips used during bible month, bible reading challenges and small group resources.