Beginner's bible reading plan

Hey everyone, my friend and i have decided to start a Bible reading plan together, however I can’t seem to find a suitable one.
Here’s some context:
my friend is a teenager who has been reselling with low self esteem for some time. She would like to know Christ more and to start reading the Bible and praying more consistently. I could say she’s a beginner and still hasn’t accepted Christ as her personal savior, but i am sure that she longs to know Him more.
I would really appreciate it if you could please suggest a beginner’s short ( 5 to 10 min) bible reading/ prayer plan for us to go through.
Any advice on how to be motivational, but not demanding and “pushy” are highly appreciated. :smiley:
Thank you for your time and many blessings !

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Hi Linda,

This website has a lot of different plans, time commitments and levels depending on what you are looking for. I hope this is helpful to you. If this is not what you are looking for, please let me know and I will continue looking.

https://www.questionsgod.com/childrens-bible-reading-plans.htm

May the Lord grant you success in this endeavor.

Mary Beth

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Our Daily Bread ministries has a lot of free devotional materials; including 3 month free booklets delivered by post. (https://odb.org/), as well as their discovery series booklets (https://discoveryseries.org/)
They also have YMI (Why Am I?) website geared towards youth. (https://ymi.today/)

Our family has 'Fuel; devotional for parents and teens?" which is very down to earth and encouraging: https://www.christianbook.com/minute-devotions-ignite-faith-parents-teens/joe-white/9781589971219/pd/71213

and also the BibleProject has their ReadScripture app (https://www.readscripture.org/), which has Bible reading plans with progress and their videos embedded into the app so you know the context of what book you are reading.

it’s a good question; and reminds me of the importance of family devotions together.

I’m not sure about advice on being motivational, not pushy; we have a 16 year old daughter, and I’ve read many books on parenting. I think teens want to be treated as adults (even though they act like children sometimes). If we try to figure out ways to create a space for them to grow into, to use their initiative and to ‘step up’ into the next stage of growth for themselves. I guess as adults we also respond well to people asking us questions about how we think ourselves. https://www.focusonthefamily.com/ have lots of resources and articles.

Also, my daughter really responds well to Andy Stanley’s preaching; one series we watched as a family was ‘Bystander’

another good series we watched was ‘Guardrails’; talking about responsibility vs freedom and privileges.

hope that’s helpful… :slight_smile:

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Hi @linda.1.dagher, I love that you are reading Scripture alongside your friend! I have just been talking to my roommate who is considering beginning to read the Bible and she was asking me a similar question.

My roomie is looking for a way to read short segments with helps and explanatory resources that will aid her understanding. It also needs to be simple, clear, and accessible—because English is her second language. While I have a few resources in mind for my roomie, one in particular may be helpful for your friend if she is interested in starting with one of the gospels:

The Uncover series (designed for college students in the UK) is a multi-media reading experience which takes a given gospel one chapter at a time. It offers meaningful explanation of the text, discussion questions (it is geared toward reading with a friend), insight into the relevance of the passage, and videos to help the reader connect with the content! It is particularly handy because their site is very mobile-accessible—designed to be easy to read and explore from your phone.

Connect community, this is a great resource to share and pass around! We used this quite a lot when I was involved in some OCCA campus mission weeks in the UK. If you get a chance to check out Uncover, I’d love to hear your thoughts: what do you think?

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Thank you @MaryBeth1, this website seems to have many resources. :smiley:
Appreciate your efforts, many blessings

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Thank you @matthew.western, we love the daily bread as a family, but I never knew they had a website for teens. Will definitely check that out!
As a 16 year old myself, I will check out that Bystander series, seems like a good one !
Have a great day

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Thank you @Lizibeth, this series is really tailored to young adults and teens which i think is great!
Thanks for your suggestion and many blessings

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