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The Bible-Reading Coach is a guide to help anyone read through the entire Bible in 52 weeks.
Hosted by pastor and author Karl Vaters, it’s designed to help beginners and longtime Bible readers get more out of your journey through God’s Word by making your reading journey Simple, Understandable, and Rewarding.
SIMPLE: A weekly introduction to readings from Genesis to Revelation that helps you know what to look for as you read.
UNDERSTANDABLE: Helps you see how this ancient wisdom applies to the way we live, think, and believe today.
REWARDING: We want to help you read all the way from Genesis to Revelation by showing you what to look for and how to apply it to your everyday life.
Are you a follower of Jesus who’s tried and failed to read through the Bible before? Follow our plan. This time, you’ll finish.
Are you new to the Bible and the Christian faith? We welcome you! This can be a helpful first step to 1) understand what the Bible says, 2) discover why this collection of ancient texts is essential to the life and faith of billions of people, and 3) inspire you to dig even deeper.

Bible-Reading Coach Karl Vaters

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Bible-Reading Coach is a guide to help anyone read through the entire Bible in 52 weeks.
Hosted by pastor and author Karl Vaters, it’s designed to help beginners and longtime Bible readers get more out of your journey through God’s Word by making your reading journey Simple, Understandable, and Rewarding.
SIMPLE: A weekly introduction to readings from Genesis to Revelation that helps you know what to look for as you read.
UNDERSTANDABLE: Helps you see how this ancient wisdom applies to the way we live, think, and believe today.
REWARDING: We want to help you read all the way from Genesis to Revelation by showing you what to look for and how to apply it to your everyday life.
Are you a follower of Jesus who’s tried and failed to read through the Bible before? Follow our plan. This time, you’ll finish.
Are you new to the Bible and the Christian faith? We welcome you! This can be a helpful first step to 1) understand what the Bible says, 2) discover why this collection of ancient texts is essential to the life and faith of billions of people, and 3) inspire you to dig even deeper.

    Week 04: Exodus 1-19

    Week 04: Exodus 1-19

    In this episode we leave the first book of the Bible (Genesis) to spend the next two weeks in Exodus, this week covering chapters 1-19 in which Moses delivers God’s people.
     
    This is one of the most cinematic passages of the Bible (literally). It starts with “Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” Then it moves to 400 years of slavery, the call of Moses, the plagues of Egypt, crossing the Red Sea, then taking the entire nation back to the mountain where God met Moses, on the verge of receiving the 10 Commandments.
     
    In the middle of it all, we’ll see one of the Bible’s most important moments, when God tells Moses his name – “I AM”.
     
     
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    • 12 min
    Week 03: Genesis 36-50

    Week 03: Genesis 36-50

    This week, we finish reading the first book of the Bible, as we go through Genesis 36-50 together. It starts with a couple chapters that wrap up the sibling rivalry story of Jacob & Esau. Then we’ll spend the rest of the week walking through a long story of one of the Bible’s most admired characters – Jacob’s son, Joseph.
    We’ll read about the coat of many colors (the significance of which is explained in this episode), and how Joseph keeps doing the right thing even though it produces decades of horrible difficulties for him. Then we see how God uses all of that to make him into the man God needs to save a nation and his family.
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    BibleStudyTools.com https://www.biblestudytools.com/audio-bible/



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    Biblica.com https://www.biblica.com/resources/niv-audio-bible-listen-online-for-free/



    FaithComesByHearing.com https://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/audio-bible-resources/bible-is


     
     
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    • 12 min
    Week 02: Genesis 15-35

    Week 02: Genesis 15-35

    As we read Genesis 15-35, we’ll see several important milestones and three big messy stories: 1) Hagar and Ishmael 2) Sodom & Gomorrah and 3) the near-sacrifice of Isaac. In this episode we’ll talk about the importance of trying to read these stories without too many preconceptions so we can see more clearly that what really happens may not be what we’ve been told.
     
    We’ll also walk through the life of Abraham’s son Isaac, and his grandson Jacob whose name changes to Israel, the name that will also be given to his descendants and their land forever.
     
     
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    • 15 min
    Genesis 1-14

    Genesis 1-14

    Welcome to Week 1 of the Bible-Reading Coach podcast – your guide to help you read through the entire Bible in 52 weeks.
    This week we’ll be reading through Genesis 1-14. It covers Creation, Adam & Eve, The Fall, Cain & Abel, Noah’s Ark, the Tower of Babel, and the Call of Abram.
    In this episode, we’ll also introduce you to this entire ancient library we call the Bible, and the section of that library that Christians call the Old Testament. This is a lot to cover in a single episode, and it has so many foundational elements, so it's a slightly longer episode than most – but it’s packed with great information, helpful tips and encouragement!
    Severla people have asked for more detail about the Tower of Babel story: Here's a link to a more thorough study I did about that.

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    • 18 min
    Intro

    Intro

    Karl Vaters introduces the Bible-Reading Coach podcast – what it’s about and how to use it as you read through the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

    Whether you’re a follower of Jesus who’s tried and failed to read through the Bible before, or you’re new to the Bible and the Christian faith, this episode is your first step on a journey to 1) understand what the Bible says, 2) discover why this collection of ancient texts is essential to the life and faith of billions of people, and 3) inspire you to dig even deeper.

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    Audio Bibles:

    Biblestudytools.com


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    Contribute financially at https://karlvaters.com/support/
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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Tkbeyond ,

Excellent overview & guide!

Pastor Karl does a great job of giving an overview of each week’s reading assignment. It is sound and simple. Honestly, I would have loved this when I was starting out as a new believer. Of course, those were the cassette tape days 😉😂

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