Bible Reading Resources

We hope and pray that every person who attends an event at Hartland Christian Camp is transformed by the life-changing message of the Bible – not only at camp but also long after they leave.

If you’re at camp and don’t have a Bible, let us know; we’ll get you one! They are often found in the office breezeway and at each of our chapel services during Sponsored Events.

God’s Word sustains us spiritually, like air and food for our physical body. Have you ever felt like camp was an amazing spiritual experience followed by a big letdown in your walk with God after camp is over? Spending time in His Word daily is one of the most important ways to keep us connected to God and on track in our relationship with Him. Consistent, daily time in God’s Word will change our lives! 

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

There are several resources noted below, but getting in God’s Word does not have to be difficult. I challenge you to open your Bible up and read at least 3 pages per day. Don’t do it randomly, start in Genesis and don’t put it down until you’ve read your three pages. The next time, start where you left off. Once you get into this habit, start reading another 3 pages of the New Testament per day (6 total pages per day). Keep doing this and you’ll read through the entire Bible in no time at all! Perhaps you can read 3 pages of the Old Testament each morning and 3 pages of the New Testament each evening, that’s not so hard is it? When you finish one, start back over again from the beginning.

The Power of 4 Effect

A key discovery from the Center for Bible Engagement (CBE) research is that the life of someone who engages scripture four or more times a week looks radically different from that of someone who does not. In fact, the lives of Christians who do not engage the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as those of non-believers.

Someone who engages the Bible 4 or more times a week is:


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Where to start? Open your Bible and read it! Please don’t close it! Leave it open in a place you’ll see it every day. Maybe start in one of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John). Just reading one chapter a day is a great place to start.

Here are some online Bibles, reading programs, and downloadable resources that can help you stay connected to God through His Word: Online Bible, study tools, daily devotionals, and Bible reading plans Online Bible, study tools, daily devotionals, and Bible reading plans Online Bible, study tools, daily devotionals, and Bible reading plans Bible study app for your desktop and mobile devices
goTandem Bible reading app for your desktop and mobile devices A variety of Bible reading plans Create your own customizable Bible reading plan A simple Bible reading plan and online community Bible reading app with short videos and explanations of each book Daily devotionals for kids ages 6-12
21-day challenge (pdf) 21-day challenge to form a habit of Bible reading
5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan (pdf) Through the New Testament in 5 minutes a day
Discipleship Journal Reading Plan (pdf) Read from four separate places in scripture every day

Bottom line – let’s open our Bible, read it, and do what it says – every day. Like the old children’s song says, “Read your Bible. Pray every day. And you’ll grow, grow, grow.”