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
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!