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There are lots of ways to help promote Bible reading within your church - more will be added to this site in due course, so do follow us on Twitter and we'll let you know when new resources are available.
One way to do this visually is by printing a Bible Reading Resources poster - you can include this in your church newsletter or magazine.
There also a poster and a selection of other materials in the Bible Reading Resources Pack.
If you want to get your congregation thinking about Bible reading, why not download samples of our Bible reading notes and send them by email to members of your congregation? Ask them to read these samples, make notes of things they learned, things they disagreed with and things they found challenging. Get together and discuss!
Choose whichever series you feel is right for your congregation - follow the links below for more information about each series and to download the samples from the current issues.
|New Daylight||Download a sample (PDF)|
|Guidelines||Download a sample (PDF)|
|The Upper Room||Download a sample (PDF)|
|Day by Day with God||Download a sample (PDF)|
Grow with the Bible (a collaboration between the major Bible reading notes publishers) is in the process of producing a series of leaflets for churches to give away at key festivals in the church year.
Have you considered having sample copies of Bible reading notes available for Nurture Courses or for special services such as a Bible Sunday, Christmas or Easter?
You can order individual sample copies below, or you can request a Bible Reading Resources Pack.
A sample copy of New DaylightMore info Add to basket
A sample copy of New Daylight DeluxeMore info Add to basket
A sample copy of GuidelinesMore info Add to basket
Rooting Women's lives in the Bible - sample copy.More info Add to basket
Four months of daily meditations which each include a Bible reading, reflection, prayer, thought for the day and prayer focus, as well as a weekly set of small group study questions.More info Add to basket
The brf prayer and spirituality journal - a sample copy of Quiet Spaces.More info Add to basket
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Sample readings written by Wendy Bray on Rest.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Lyndall Bywater on Money and the Kingdom of GodMore info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Jean Watson on Questions Jesus AskedMore info Add to basket
Sample readings from Day by Day with God - Psalms hymns & spiritual songs Sue Rinaldi (PDF Download)Rooting women's lives in the Bible £0.00
Sample readings written by Sue Rinaldi on Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Barbara Mosse on Aidan, Cuthbert and Lindisfarne.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Andrew Jones on Pilgrimage through Holy Week and EasterMore info Add to basket
In the next two weeks we are going to explore a biblical basis for valuing and caring for creation. In the first week we will consider the Old Testament; the second week will focus on the New Testament and our relationship with nature from a gospel perspective. Overall, we will see how the Bible provides a fresh approach to tackling a number of contemporary problems. We will also look at some practical issues in our own lives, and finally we shall explore the Christian message of hope. This is vital for us and also for many people in the wider community who have lost confidence in the future.More info Add to basket
The book, as indicated by its name in the Christian Bible, contains many accounts of censuses, and lists (of offerings, sacrifices and so on); we shall dip into them to get the flavour. These censuses and lists were important to the book's compiler(s), so we should not miss them out all together but should consider why they were so important.More info Add to basket
Over the coming week we shall be looking at 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon, three of the pastoral epistles of Paul. Each of these letters is addressed to a named person - two with pastoral responsibilities for churches (Timothy and Titus) and the third a Christian owner of slaves, Philemon, to whom Paul is sending back the runaway slave Onesimus, who has been radically converted after contact with Paul in gaol.More info Add to basket
Economics is a social study with attitude. It claims to be science but cannot repeat its experiments, and its great perturbations rely on intangibles, what the great economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) called 'animal spirits'. The economy is a human construction, yet it dominates its originators like Frankenstein's monster. It is occasionally manageable but never mastered. It depends on the vote of every citizen of every country, a vote exercised by every economic act, and yet often even the mass of votes seems to make no difference. The economy is as simple as the most basic rural community engaging in barter can make it, and yet similar basic principles apply to the most complex industrial or post-industrial societies. It has moods and mathematics, trends and surprises, those who think they lead it and those whom it consumes (often the same people). We are all part of it and yet we observe it.More info Add to basket
The Song of Songs is a truly fascinating, if neglected, biblical book. It stands on its own, for it makes no connections to the history and religion of Israel (except for the 'Solomon' references). It does not mention God, the covenant or even Israel. It is love poetry. So why is it in the Bible?More info Add to basket
Both Old and New Testaments were born out of a multi-faith world. They are the record of a range of writers who interacted with the context of their time, and that context was multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith. How were the Jewish people, who believed they had been chosen by the One God, to relate to those who had no such monotheistic faith? How were they to preserve the integrity of that faith as a minority community battling continuously for their survival, and to maintain the purity of their worship? How were they to affirm the ethic which was a consequence of their calling - to care for the stranger, the widow, the orphan and the poor - against the pressures of power and the pressures of survival? And what of the world before they became conscious of themselves as a chosen people? What of the creation of the world, the early history of humankind and the origin of evil - how were they to think of these questions in a world of diverse faiths, histories and philosophies?More info Add to basket
The area of love, sex and relationships is one that the church has not always handled terribly well. People outside the church often have all sorts of misunderstandings about what the teaching of the church really is, and some of the controversies of recent years have made it appear as though the church is obsessed with sexual sin. To hold to the traditional teaching of the church in matters relating to sexual ethics is to live in a radically countercultural way in today's society.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Lyndall Bywater on The Twelve Days of Christmas.More info Add to basket
Sample readings from Guidelines - Justin Welby on Coping with Danger.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Fiona Barnard on The Bible as literatureMore info Add to basket
Sample readings from Day by Day with God - Lyndall Bywater on Praise and Thanksgiving (PDF Download)Rooting women's lives in the Bible £0.00
Sample readings written by Lyndall Bywater on Praise and Thanksgiving.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Andrew Goddard on The Bible and Politics.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Stephen Cottrell on Christmas: restoring the wonder from New Daylight.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Isobel Peaty on Justice from New Daylight.More info Add to basket
Sample readings written by Maggi Dawn on Romans 8 from New Daylight.More info Add to basket