Kris Langham Invites You to Explore Your Bible Reading Options for 2024
Hey everybody! Here’s another quick encouragement to start a habit and share a habit in 2024. Just two weeks out!
Now picking the right plan is key, so we want to help. We have several great options that use the same content — but a different approach. Same audio guides, different order.
New Testament in a Year is a favorite: One plan, six days a week, covering every NT chapter.
My favorite: The 19 Journeys is an amazing way to cover the entire Bible in nineteen curated journeys. The first two are 25 days each, so the commitment level is broken down into achievable chunks. From there it’s about 90 days each, and they all flow together. 19 Journeys covers every book in the Bible: Old Testament once, New Testament twice.
Or of course you can choose a book. By New Years we’ll have updated plans in Proverbs, Nahum, Joel, and I just finished recording Esther. That’s coming soon!
See below for a more complete guide to picking the right plan for you or your group. Post a note in the comments to tell us what your New Years plan will be, and you might win a TTW Store gift card!
Your Guide to How to Pick a Bible Plan for 2024
Welcome to Through the Word (TTW)!
TTW is a Bible habit that works, with audio guides to help you understand every chapter in just ten minutes a day. Join some of your favorite Bible teachers as they walk through each chapter with clear explanation and compelling application. Engaging, balanced and gracious teaching keeps the Bible text central and equips you to discern and discuss the Bible for yourself. More than a million times every week, listeners, groups and churches around the world trust TTW for their daily Bible habit. You can read those stories here. Start your journey today!
TTW offers several effective paths through Scripture—same content, different order. All options follow TTW’s outstanding Bible Audio Guides through one chapter daily, but the Bible path varies from fully guided to self-directed. Scroll down for details and links.
- New Testament in a Year (NT1Y): Understand every chapter in the New Testament with six daily audio guides per week.
- 19 Journeys (entire Bible): Fully curated Bible path through all 66 books, divided into nineteen epic journeys of several books each.
- Explained (book-by-book): Choose your own path one book at a time with options from Genesis to Revelation.
- Bible Basics, Marriage Talks & Manhood Talks: Take short excursions between journeys with 3 to 7 day topical plans covering basic themes like Faith and Anxiety. Or explore relationships and maturity together in The Marriage Talks and The Manhood Talks.
I have been a member of TTW many years, have gone through the journeys and filled several journals. I love the new feature where we can do group studies together. I always tell people who are searching for a way to study the Scriptures about TTW.Carrie Ingram (Read more stories)
Plan 1: New Testament in a Year
Audio Guides to Every New Testament Chapter
Join Through the Word for an epic journey through all 27 books and 260 chapters of the New Testament. Every chapter brings new insights and understanding as your favorite teachers explain the text and bring the stories to life. All that in just ten minutes a day! Start a daily Bible habit you can keep, and make this the year that you read and understand the full New Testament.
Understand every book and chapter in the New Testament, and start a healthy Bible habit you can keep! Two essentials make it stick: time and understanding. Bible habits fail when you don’t have time or don’t understand. In ten powerful minutes each day, TTW equips listeners and groups with all they need for a healthy habit. NT1Y lays out the 27 books of the New Testament in an intentional sequence that includes one gospel each quarter, weaving a cohesive narrative that will enrich your Bible experience.
The plan through the New Testament in a Year has made me want to know more our Lord Jesus. I do get my strength for him and so very blessed and thankful. Have told our grown children about the app, and several in our church. Thank you and your staff for making the scriptures clearer and more understanding, in a way that was enjoyable and meaningful at the same time. Truly has opened my eyes and heart more. My husband and I both have grown spiritually.Vicki Berkley (Read more stories)
Plan 2: 19 Journeys
Full Bible Plan in 19 Curated Audio Journeys
19 Journeys is a daily audio guide to the entire Bible, one chapter at a time. Each journey takes you on an epic adventure through several Bible books, as some of your favorite teachers clearly explain each chapter in under ten minutes. Journey 1 is the ideal Start with 24 days of learning to follow Jesus in Mark and Colossians. Journey 2 backs up for a Big Picture overview of the Bible’s essential stories and themes in 24 key chapters. From there the journeys lengthen to 90 days, each covering several Bible books with a connected theme.
Nineteen Journeys is the cure for lost-in-Leviticus syndrome. It’s a full Bible plan like no other, guiding listeners to understand all 1189 Bible chapters in one cohesive adventure. It’s easy to start, hard to stop, and powerful to finish. Each journey uses the same amazing audio guides from the individual Bible book series, but follows a curated book order—with Bible chronology, themes, and genres all carefully balanced and planned for an effective full-Bible experience (OT once & NT twice). Complete in four years at a chapter-a-day pace, or two years at two-a-day. More importantly, you’ll understand every chapter in the entire Bible!
TTW has been and will continue to be a wonderful to be a great blessing to me. Why? Because studying the Bible is what arms you against the devil’s tatics. I start out my day, every day, with this app. The teachers’ insights and styles keep things fresh. I am now restarting the Journeys for a second time. I just finished Journey 1 and going to Journey 2, and I can’t wait! God bless TTW.Sergio Zenon (Read more stories)
Path 3: Bible Books Explained
Choose Your Path Book-by-Book
From Genesis to Revelation, TTW audio guides help you understand every chapter in just ten minutes a day. The Bible books series uses the same chapter audio guides from NT1Y and 19 Journeys, but allows you to select one Bible book at a time in the order you choose, and breaks longer books down into shorter sections.
Understand every chapter of each Bible book, following a book order that you choose.
I discovered Through the Word on the YouVersion Revelation plan in my bid to understand the book more, and ever since I have been hooked. The Bible teaching here has encouraged me to also start teaching the Word in my local church. I am now by the grace of God, a Sunday school teacher and youth pastor for my church. I have more to say about the impact of this app but I just bless God for these app that has blessed me so much.Kenny Faleye (Read more stories)
Bonus: Bible Excursions
Explore Topics & Themes with TTW
Bible Basics Explained series uses TTW’s hallmark daily audio guides to explore some of the Bible’s most important themes and our own most pressing questions. Bible Basics provides TTW listeners with quick and compelling excursions from the book-by-book journeys with more in depth discussions of topics important to you. BBE plans are also a great onramp to a healthy Bible habit for new listeners with compelling answers to common Bible questions and felt needs. BBE breaks from our usual chapter-a-day plan to focus on essential topics like Faith, Anxiety, Prayer, and Peace.
The Marriage Talks is the ideal plan for couples or small groups who want to understand what the Bible says about marriage as they grow their relationship together. Each plan covers an essential marriage topic in 5 to 7 audio guides that can be followed daily for individuals and couples or weekly for small group discussion.
The Manhood Talks is a four-week Bible experience for young men and their mentors. What does it mean to be a man? Open the Word together to search out the foundations of our humanity and the calling that God places on every man. Rather than conform to a cookie-cutter image of masculinity, the Bible calls us to transform back into the image of God we were made in. Weekly videos and leaders guides available free at manhoodtalks.com.
I love the marriage devotional and plans because it really keeps me focused on my goals and keeping my relationship with my husband lined up with the Word of God. I just know following God and how He sees marriage means more to me than anything!!! I love learning and continuing to take my commitment seriously, I’m truly blessed to have my husband and I know God wants me to follow through with my vows!AmyReba Bailey (Read more stories)
Invite Friends to do any Plan with You
With Through the Word Together you can invite your friends to start any plan with you. Or your family, buddy, kid, cousin. Your whole small group. Or get all your church small groups on it! You can have different groups on different plans, or go solo on one plan and together on another.
Pick any plan, tap “Start Together,” and share the link with anyone. If they’re on TTW, just share the link. If they’re not on TTW, just share the same link. When they accept, you’ll follow that same plan — same audio guides, but now you can share audio messages with your questions and insights — on each and every chapter. So cool!
Now if you’re not ready for a group yet, just take it for a test drive to see how it works. Got questions? We’re here to help!
TTW was shared to me by a friend. We are committed to going through it together. I love we can both go through it at different times but stay on point together.Leslie (Read more stories)
TTW is Listener-Supported
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Through the Word runs on a pay-it-forward philosophy. That’s why all our content is free. You can only give to help us reach others. And right now some of our long time donors have set up a matching fund that will match your gifts, dollar-for-dollar, for a limited time. Donating is easy at throughtheword.org/donate.
Every donor now through New Years, will automatically get a $20 voucher to the new TTW Store. The donation match is happening right now, and after you donate, check your email—the one you use for giving—and you’ll get a personal code for the gift voucher within 24 hours of your donation.
Before I found any TTW content I actually started listening to a variety of different plans in the YouVersion app until I came across a TTW plan done by pastor Kris. The other plans that I listened to were great but this plan was just amazingly different. My eyes were opened and I started to do searches for other TTW plans in the YouVersion app. Eventually I just decided to get the TTW app and I’ve been using it ever since. Later down the line I became a donor because I believed that God was working through your ministry and I wanted to show my support. Thank you for all the hard work and sacrifice you guys put in to make amazing content that’s easy to understand for all of us!Kayce
Remember to post a note in the comments section below to tell us what your New Years plan will be, and you might win a TTW Store gift card!