Though I am normally not a big fan of reading plans, this one is ripe for growing a disciple’s daily appetite for the word. It may require some personal development of your own and also the willingness to submit yourself to discipline.
My friend and I were discussing its strengths and weaknesses. He expressed his concern that following this strict plan also has the pitfall of becoming just an academic exercise. This is true. Be forewarned. He told me that he couples his reading of the plan with personal meditation and prayer, digging deep at night into a specific text. I adhere to this as well.
Here is my response to his concern: “On the academic side, it really provides me with the opportunity to view the entire biblical narrative, seeing in it the diversity of its stories and the unity of God’s sovereignty. Spiritually and personally I am opening myself up to encountering God in unique ways each day: one day in his songs, another in his history, another in his Son, another in the actions of my ancient Christian brothers, and so on. This equips me for the unique challenges that each day may bring.”
-Winston Niles Rumfoord