October 4, 2011

The Book Of Mormon: 30 Day Reading Schedule

Who has time to read The Book Of Mormon?

I don't. You don't. 

Who has time to brush their teeth, get the Laundry done, and scrub the Baseboards either?

Does anybody really have time?

Time vanishes in an instant. The Truth is that we only have time for what we MAKE TIME FOR.

Let me tell you what I make time for.

  • Phone calls with friends
  • Facebook/Blogging
  • Reading USA Today
  • Watching Movies
  • Crafts
  • Coloring my hair
  • Taking naps
  • Baking
  • Exercise
  • Homework with the kids
  • Housework
  • Laundry
  • Brushing my teeth
  • Going to church

Here is one more Truth.  I haven't read The Book Of Mormon cover to cover since I was a Missionary. This makes me sad. I've fallen into the Mind Set that "I just don't have time", when in reality it just hasn't been a priority. And somehow seeing my husband faithfully study his scriptures has foolishly given me the assurance that "we" are a house of Study, even a house of Faith. Shame on me. I  KNOW better. I know that scripture study isn't something on a checklist that you just cross off each day. I've suffered by not diligently and consistently feasting on the Word of God. I've distanced myself from the most important tool we have to draw closer to the Savior.

So rather than dwell on the past, I'm here to resolve to change, and I'm going to.

I've decided to participate in The Book Of Mormon Forum taking place over at BeingLDS.

The Book of Mormon Forum

I've also decided to:


Yes you read that right...I am going to FIND THE TIME.

And while I know that reading it quickly doesn't make up for lost time, I still don't want to put it off for another second.

So why don't you join me in reading it?

Do you want to? Do you need to? Do you need your own copy?

Feel free to email me your name and address at erin{dot}anytimefitness{at}gmail{dot}com and I will make sure to send you a FREE copy.

I am going to include my proposed reading schedule for the Month of October. I did not create this reading schedule, although I did make a document for you so that you can print it for yourself. The original was found {Here}.

Download Free Reading Schedule{Here}

And don't be shy. Let me know how your scripture study is going.

What helps you find the time to study?
How do you feel if you miss your daily scripture study?
How has The Book Of Mormon influenced your life?


Lin Floyd said...

good for you. I read the B of M last spring for Easter inspired by Jocelyn, my niece...thanks for visiting my blog. Come again.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Excellent goal! I am so happy for you and look forward to reading more...You're on my blogroll for the Forum!!

Curls said...

I feel awful when I don't read the scriptures daily. Just down and grumpy, it makes a HUGE difference in my mood.

Jill said...

I know you'll find/make the time to do this and you'll love it and be blessed for it! I've read The Book of Mormon in 30 days before it was a great experience. It actually made me realize how doable it is and how much I love that book. I've read it annually for the last several years.

Abby said...

Erin, I'm so glad you're doing this too. I started a Book of Mormon challenge over on my blog on Monday. I would love for you to come by and share your insights with me too! It's going to be a great month!



Silver Strands said...

Wow - good for you! Where did you serve your mission?

I finally decided that I had to stop needing to finish things and just make sure that I DO them. Scriptures in particular. I've finally gotten into a routine that makes me feel empty if I leave it out - I read my Book of Mormon every day because it's become a habit. Like brushing my teeth. I do go through times when I feel like I need to finish it. Or the New Testament. Or some scriptures. I love when I've read the Book of Mormon like a novel. It's a whole different feeling than studying it. So 30 days? It will be wonderful for you! You've motivated me to do more - to increase my scripture time.

Mary said...

That is awesome! I love the Book of Mormon and I'm excited for this forum. Good Luck I know you can do it! I am in 3rd Nephi right now~

Cortney said...

Good luck, you can do it! Once for a class at BYU-I we had to read the BOM in two weeks...gah! I didn't make it. It took me three. But it was one of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had!

Ashley said...

Yay!!! This is exactly what I need :) I'm currently in the middle of Alma, and I can't wait to read this book again!! It's amazing! :)

Also, I'm new to your blog :) My name is Ashley and someone shared this link on Facebook and I'm so excited to join you and everyone else in this! I too fall behind on my reading, and "claim" I don't have time... I usually read in the morning and when I forget, I feel like I'm forgetting something ALL day long... and I can never figure out what it is... and then when I get home I remember it's my scripture reading.

In fact, I'm gonna go read right now :)

Struct.Enginr said...

Thanks for putting this together!   Today was Fast & Testimony meeting, and I got up to the pulpit to say that I've always wanted to read the Book of Mormon all the way through, but I'm a terrible procrastinator.  So I made a promise to myself today that I'd read the BOM before Fall Semester starts (August 22), giving me 1-1/2 months.  But I had to make it public (announce it to my ward) so they'd pester me about it.  Told my Primary kids to ask me, every week, how I'm keeping up on my reading.  I had to make a firm commitment, and make it public, or I'd never fully commit.  I'd just continue to talk about it forever, and be down on myself for not following through.  After the meeting, a sister in the ward approached me and said I should do it in 30, instead.  I liked that idea, because it means I can FINISH, with comfortable time before the deadline, and have time to prepare for Fall Semester.  So here I go!  I just got home from church, and decided to look up a schedule, so I could see my progress, and I found your page.  Thanks for your example, and for providing this schedule (in the convenient form of a bookmark, no less)!!  I'm excited to do this!

Anonymous said...

I have heard so much about the church and I've been let's say investigating online, reading tons of stuff etc. but now I've taken this challenge to read the Book of Mormon. Day 3 is finished and I can't wait to read the next section. Thank you for this reading plan

Someone In Mind said...

I am so happy that you have decided to Read The Book Of Mormon. I love this book. It brings me happiness and direction in a world full of confusion. I know it is the word of God and I'd love to help answer any questions you might have.

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Kaylee said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!! I've had a goal to finish the BOM before I get married in the temple, but I've gotten way behind. But I still have a little over a month and this seems totally do-able! Thank you!

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