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

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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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