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Passages: How Reading the Bible in a Year Will Change Everything for You By Brian Hardin Blog Tour and Book Review

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Passages were written to remind Christian believers to never forget the power and impact of studying and reading the word of God. Brian Hardin is also the founder of Daily Audio Bible. He has created a website and he has a podcast in which he reads the Bible aloud every day for a whole year. It’s has grown into a massive network of believers.  I personally will admit that I don’t read my Bible every single day. I tend to not allow enough time throughout the day to fit it in reading and meditating on my Bible. The Bible is meant to be devoured daily and applied not just when I can schedule out some time for it! The book has shown me the importance of scheduling time in reading the Bible at the beginning of the day. Putting it off doesn’t enrich my life in fact it just hinders my growth towards a deeper relationship. I realized that I have been “dating” the Lord instead of committing to an authentic personally relationship. This book will open your eyes as it has mine to the abundant life that the Lord wants you to live.

I loved how Brian Hardin was transparent and he openly revealed that when he read the Bible for a whole year his life started truly changing. He felt more peaceful, hopeful, passionate, and joyful in his life. One aspect, he believed readers of the Bible aren’t doing enough of is reading the word in context. They are picking and choosing the verses and they are not receiving the whole picture. But the story reveals the background of how everything was created to be. He also described one way many believers choose what to read in the Bible. How many of us haven’t at some point flipped through the Bible and tried to land our finger on the verse or chapter, we thought God wanted us to read?  I will testify that I have done this very thing many different times when I was looking and longing for encouragement or a word from the Lord. But what happens when your finger comes across the verse like Matthew 27:5. The verse says,” And Judas went away and hanged himself.” Where is the inspiring and enlightenment of that? Hardin’s point was how does that assist you if you don’t know the whole story behind the hanging. I immensely enjoyed the encouragement and the motivation Hardin displayed in order to convince readers to make the time to grasp the whole picture of the Gospel.  Reading the whole Bible through story by story impacts and changes your life in a greater way!

I liked how the book contained three different helpful daily reading plans, “The Daily Audio Bible Reading Plan”,  “The Chronological Bible in a Year”, and “The Historical Bible in a Year”, to convey the magnitude and the power of reading the Bible on a daily basis. This book will help you to notice and see the importance of reading your Bible daily. I have decided that this is something that I am going to start to committing to do. Will you be joining me?

"I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Zondervan for this review".

If you would like to purchase a copy of Passages check it out on

 From Litfuse:

We're thrilled to offer these excellent resources from Zondervan and Brian Hardin. Brian's unique approach to reading the Bible makes doing so accessible no matter your lifestyle. In Passages he delves into why reading the Bible changes our lives, our hearts, our futures. Then Brian invites you to join him on a Bible reading journey as he reads through the Bible, shares a devotion and offers commentary on his Daily Audio Bible Podcasts. (Available in a Kids Edition and in Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese.) Designed to fit your lifestyle, the the podcasts can be listened to online or downloaded from iTunes for free. Or grab the DAB phone app. Listen while in the car, while doing chores around the house, while working, or in your quiet time. Daily Audio Bible goes where you go. Start January first or on any day of the year. And be sure to join the exciting DAB community!

John Eldredge, Author of Wild at Heart, Love and War and Beautiful Outlaw had this to say about Passages:
I told Brian I'd read his book as a favor. But in Chapter One I got caught. This is a beautiful book -- human, sensitive, funny, well-written, and deeply spiritual. It answered questions I didn't even know I had. I'm longing fore the Bible to take a richer place in my life. Anyhow, read it. You'd be glad you did. Really.

{More about Passages}

How Reading the Bible in a Year will Change Everything For You
Many Christians feel guilty when they think of reading the Bible. Though they want to love reading Scripture, they rarely have time for more than a few verses on the run. But the Bible is not meant to be a burden. It is the story of God’s passionate love for His children. It is also not a book of mystical incantations. It is a best friend offering counsel and companionship. And it is not a distant relic, but something very near. Near enough, in fact, to be every reader’s story.

So how do Christians delight in this story rather than see it as a source of failure? The founder of the immensely popular Daily Audio Bible, Brian Hardin shows readers how reading through the Bible in a year will change their life and the lives of others. Passages shows readers how to read the Bible and offers practical ideas for immersing themselves in God’s life-giving words. Here readers will discover that reading the Bible can be a breathtaking adventure.

{More about the Daily Audio Bible}

Daily Bible Reading and Devotion!

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Vision Statement: Our ultimate goal is to provide the spoken Word of God to as many people as will listen in every region of the world that God will allow using whatever means God will allow for as long as God will allow. To be people of the Scriptures, fervent in prayer and having a daily and intimate walk with God. To build stable and Christ honoring community as we take our place in the global advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Mission Statement: The Daily Audio Bible is committed to guiding Christian's worldwide into an intimate and daily friendship with the Bible. This is accomplished by providing the spoken Word of God freely in multiple languages and by the creation and establishment of communities that have no geographical limitations. Our efforts are devoted to exposing the rich texture and heritage of the Bible's life changing power by educating the Believer on how to engage in and interact with the ancient Scriptures in a future world.

{More about Brian Hardin}

Brian Hardin is a speaker, photographer, record producer and an ordained minister. In 2006, he created the Daily Audio Bible, an online podcast that now delivers 1.5 million downloads a month. He has produced over 150 albums and works with artists and the arts extensively. He is married to Christian musician Jill Parr.
Find out more about Brian at

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