Book Review: A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year


Book Description:

A Unique, Relational Way for Women to Read the Bible in a Year

Many women feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading the Bible in a year. Diane Stortz found that it is not only possible but life-changing. Her journey from initial reluctance to excitement about reading the Bible will inspire readers to try it for themselves.
Part of a women’s group that read through the Bible each year for ten years, the author discovered the value of reading the Bible to get to know God better rather than viewing it only as a book to study. This guide will give women tools to read and discuss the Bible together, drawing them closer to God and each other.
Includes a week-by-week reading plan, discussion guide, lists of what to look for, and motivational quotes.

About the Author:

Diane Stortz is the bestselling author of several children’s books and has over twenty years of Christian publishing experience, both writing and editing. She and her husband, Ed, live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more at and

My Review:

This is a very good devotional that guides the reader to read the entire Bible in one year.  It is written in 52 easy to understand weekly sessions that include a description, a list of scriptures for each day of the week and a list of focused word for the week.  The chapters also include a series of questions for each week that encourage the reader to explore those readings and what they mean for that person’s life.  This would make an ideal guide for a woman who wants to read through the Bible.  The book also includes a list of scriptural readings at the end of the book for easy reference.  It combines reading the New and Old Testaments alternately throughout the year.

I was provided a a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.


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