Wretha Lang, lifelong choir director and music instructor, was looking for a new way to read through the Bible each year… a structure that worked better for her creative mind. With God’s help, she designed a Bible study calendar in 1998 titled THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL (TILE), inspired by the text in John 17:3 —“And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” The TILE Bible study calendar is unique as it allows one to read the entire Bible in just 1 year with 52 weekly readings! The readings always include portions from the books of wisdom, such as the Psalms, and notably include Scripture involving the same or related events. Along with the calendar are journaling pages (a sample one and a blank one), Prayer Journal pages and a handbook for leaders of small TILE groups.
Wretha loved sharing the calendar and training small group leaders. The Leadership Handbook includes her own experiences with TILE, suggestions for successful TILE groups, tips for Study and Prayer Journaling and discussion points for each of the 52 weekly assignments. She wrote: “My heart still beats with excitement when God reveals Himself in the small groups… I would appreciate your prayers that God will give our small groups wherever they are a deep and abiding love for the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!” – Wretha Lang
Though she passed away in 2021, her legacy continues. In all my life, I had never read the entire Bible in a year, until I successfully used “my mom’s plan.” I hope you will be guided and blessed as you consider using this unique approach to reading His Word!