Have you ever decided to read the Bible through but found yourself overwhelmed at the thought of actually doing it? Have you tried daily Bible reading plans, but gotten discouraged and given up when you’ve fallen a few days behind?  Wretha Lang, lifelong choir director and music instructor (executive producer for Charmed By Darkness), was looking for a new way to read through the Bible each year.  With God’s help, she designed a Bible study calendar in 1998 and titled it THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL (TILE), inspired by John 17:3 —“And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

This unique free Bible reading plan makes it easy to succeed.  You can read the entire Bible in just 1 year with 52 weekly assignments!  The weeklies include chapters from the books of wisdom (such as the Psalms) and (mostly) related Old and New Testament chapters, guiding you through God’s word from the Creation to the re-Creation!  Companion materials include journaling pages (sample and blank), Prayer Journal pages and a small group leader Handbook includes Wretha’s own TILE experiences, tips for successful groups, Study and Prayer Journaling and discussion points for each of the 52 weekly assignments.

Wretha loved sharing the calendar and training small group leaders.  She wrote: “I want to give all praise to God from Whom all blessings flow for granting me the privilege of sharing “This is Life Eternal,” a Bible reading plan with all who are willing to be drawn into a true worship experience with the great Creator… 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

Bible Study

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 reading plan 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.


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 and solo in a live performance on final track.


Please send us your experiences!

I’ve 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, Red Canoe Creative

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

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

Gunther Hanke

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

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

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 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
This is the third church I’ve used it in.  I like it because it has weekly readings, which are less “demanding” than daily.  We’ve also based all the sermons for a year on the readings.  I wish I could have met your mom and told her thanks.
Joe Wamack, Pastor, Marietta Seventh-day Adventist Church

Wretha’s Quotes

My mother’s faithful example of Christ’s love is the reason I’m in ministry today. She would often encourage me with: “You are greatly loved in heaven!”  This statement and her prayer life were inspired by the Bible (Daniel 9:21-23).  Whether it was my siblings, her choir members or others, I observed firsthand how Mom treated all kinds of people as though they were special – yes, greatly beloved in heaven.  It was because she knew and believed in Jesus that she loved people and made the Bible the center of her worldview.  Below are select quotes about her life journey and the eventual development of the TILE Bible Reading Plan.