Would YOU like a better, stronger relationship with God in 2024?

By far the single most important thing I've done that has helped my relationship with God over the years is reading through the Biblewith some friends.

Here's why: A better, stronger relationship with God and others will not happen accidentally.

So this is your invitation to invite your friends and family to take a life-changing AND guilt-free Bible reading adventure together.

But wait. I know what you're thinking.

You've tried to read the Bible in a year before, BUT about the time you got to Leviticus you ran out of gas. (Pun intended.) Then you felt guilty about it. (I feel your pain.) You felt like such loser! As a result, you now have a big BUT. Well, let me help you get over your big BUT by introducing you to…
Did you get that? This year is the guilt-free—not the guil-ty—read through the Bible.

What in the world are you talking about Bill Allison? Let me be clear: If you dare to read the Bible with us this year (and I hope you will), you most certainly are going to miss a day—or more—from time to time. It happens to me every year we do this.

So what happens when you miss a day? A few days? A week? A month? Three months? Six months? A year? If you miss a day, week, or month or whatever, I invite you to simply start reading the Bible—not where you left off—but on whatever day it is that day. No Bible-reading mafia types will show up at your house to confiscate your Bible and break your legs. Seriously. No guilt. 

Say those words slowly right now out loud: "No. Guilt."

Why this approach? I suspect if you take this no guilt approach, you will actually read the Bible more this year than any other year in your life.  Next year, we can work on reading the WHOLEly Bible :  )

Here's the kicker: Reading through the Bible in a year takes only about 15 minutes a day, but it's 15 minutes a day that will change your life forever.

Still not convinced? This is for you...
"For three years now I've been reading through the Bible each year with my friends. It's challenging but so fulfilling. The first year, Bill encouraged me to look for Jesus in the Old Testament. I discovered that Jesus is everywhere in the OT! The most rewarding part of reading the Bible was wrestling what I read each day with my friends/neighbors Bill and Jamie. Whether it was in person on our walks in the neighborhood or through group text, we constantly prodded and encouraged each other as we read the Bible together. I highly recommend reading the Bible with a few friends. They keep you encouraged and accountable in a good way. It has changed my life. Best investment of time I’ve ever spent." —Brady Miller, Chillicothe, IL.

I dirty-double-dog-dare-you to try to read the Bible for 15 minutes day… and regularly share with family and friends how God is changing your lives.

There. I said it.

So, are you in? 
If yes, then here's the plan we're starting together on January 1, 2024!

If you've never been in a Bible reading group before, you are invited to join Cadre this year starting January 1, 2024—see  below for details. However, we've been doing this with folks for many years now—and if you've never started a read-through-the-Bible group of your own, I encourage you to prayerfully pick a Bible reading plan and invite your friends and family to join you! How?  Start with this prayer:  "Lord, show me who to pull close for disciplemaking friendships."

This begs the question:
WHO needs to do this with you this year?
(Hint: Start with some family and friends!)

Why not share this post with them right now?

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