TILE Bible Study Calendar

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!

Eat the “Bread of Life” in 52 weekly bites! The “This is Life Eternal” (TILE) Bible study calendar and companion materials

Read entire Bible in one year with weekly assignments and coordinated content. The Small Group Leader Handbook provides tips for facilitating TILE group inspiration and learning.

Bible Study Journal pages are easy to use. Copy one page for each day of reading.

Instructions:

1. As you read and study, special topics of interest will jump out at you. Write those topics as headings in the squares provided, assigning one topic to each square. (Use additional pages if necessary.)
2. Write down specific texts that correspond to each topic of interest underneath the heading in the box provided.
3. Jot down additional thoughts concerning your chosen topics of interest in the Discussion Points section. Give each discussion point a number to match its corresponding topic of interest.
4. Use the Personal Diary Notes section to record special events, appointments, or general observations.
5. Take a picture of your daily journal page using your smart phone and convert to PDF (use an app like ABBYY FineReader) OR Hole punch the physical pages and store them in a binder for future reference.


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Through the years, many people joined Wretha Lang in her living room, singing songs around her piano to worship God and to study His Word.  Be blessed you as you listen to her hymn and Gospel song arrangements. Lifestreams Media founder Chris Lang (Wretha’s son), sang the vocals for the third track.

Testimonials

Please send us your experiences!

After going through the TILE Bible reading plan two times, it gave me a thirst for the Bible that is not satisfied with books that talk about the Bible… It’s easy to use for a group because everyone shares what was significant for them in the reading for that week…

Rachel Selent

This is my third year of going through the TILE Bible study guide with basically the same group of women… There were many AHA! moments for me. Each week I try to remember to look for inspiration and not just for information. My growth continues…

Barbara Huff

I am on my third journey through the Bible using the TILE study calendar… Many times I have started but have given up about the time I reached Judges or Chronicles. Now I am finally “getting it”… It has brought me closer to God in ways that I never thought possible…

Joan Flynn

I am now on my 4th year in a row and have been so blessed with the inspiration and depth of God’s heart of love… I can hardly put it down… I, too, have shared it with my small Bible study group of ladies.

Jan

I have tried other Bible reading plans, but I get frustrated and give up if I get several days behind. When you have a weekly assignment, it makes it easier to stay caught up… Also, I really like the way the plan weaves a chronological journey through Scripture.

Mark Bond

Following the This is Life Eternal (TILE) Bible reading plan is a refreshing way to keep in touch with God.  For the past three years I have followed this plan, using a different version of the Bible each year…

Gerre St. Clair

It is great to have such a good tool do study the Word through a year!  I am the elder of the local church of Malchow, Germany… My wish is to translate the Bible Study Calendar into German…

Gunther Hanke

I’ve completed my third year using this Bible study calendar… it becomes a deeper spiritual experience to read New Testament writings concurrently with subject counterparts in the Old Testament… Following this plan in a small group helped me be accountable to others…

Adell Claypool