Bible reading for 2015

Time to plan for it?
needing reminders (email/RSS/web...)?

I use this for 2015:

My Bible Plans

Custom Bible reading plans.

--Other options

--see my post last year


monthly free Logos ebook (Dec 2014)

Opening Up Genesis

by Kurt Strassner

Opening Up GenesisGenesis is the book of beginnings. But it is also a book about God. “In the beginning, God” is the opening freeze-frame of the Bible. If we go back before the world sprang into being, we find God. And as we ponder how all this ancient information has been preserved and passed down to us, the answer again is God. Discover the intent behind God's first communication with this month’s free book!


US$20 free for Logos ebooks (till 31/12)

As a Merry Christmas gift to their users, the makers of Logos Bible Software are offering a $20.00 promotional code that can be used on any Logos resource(s). If you desire not to spend any money, place an order with the following code that totals $20.00 or less.
Be sure to use code FAITHLIFE-GIFT when checking out.
This FREE offer is only available until midnight (PT) on 12/31.

Xmas free ebooks for WORDsearch (till 31/12)

4 free ebooks for WORDsearch Bible Software

Wesley's Commentary: Notes on the Old and New Testament

Author: John Wesley

New Testament Illustrations: One Thousand Selected Passages

Author: William Jones


free ebook (Kindle/epub/pdf) on money

Money: God or Gift by Jamie Munson

revised and expanded. 2014.
  • Get money without getting greedy
  • Spend money without shame
  • Save money without stressing
  • Give money without guilt
  • Enjoy money as a gift without worshiping it as a god
You’ll learn all of this and more as Jamie Munson discusses faith, stewardship, personal finance, and other money matters. Love it or hate it, we can’t afford to ignore it. Master your money or it will master you. Put money in its proper place, and be free.


9 FREE Logos/Vyrso eBooks for Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend (till 1/12)

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Through tomorrow only (12/1), Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) is giving away 9 FREE eBooks*, 5 in their Logos Bible Software format and 4 in Vyrso format. All 9 can be read in Logos Bible Software
Sex, Dating, and Relationships
Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach
Worldview: Learning to Think and Live Biblically
Worldview: Learning to Think and Live Biblically
MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
Praising God Through Prayer and Worship: Psalms
Praising God Through Prayer and Worship: Psalms
Spurgeon's Devotional Bible
Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible
Read Greek in 30 Days or Less
Read Greek in 30 Days or Less
The Works of John Owen, Volume 10
The Works of John Owen, Volume 10
Lutheran Theology
Lutheran Theology
Elements of Faith: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology
Elements of Faith: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology
*Please Note: We do not vouch for the theological accuracy of all of these resources. We are sharing some of them for research purposes and encourage all readers to exercise biblical discernment in what you read.
The Logos Bible Software eBooks above can be obtained by signing up for various email lists. Once signed-up, you should receive an email within about an hour with a link to download your free eBook(s).


monthly free Christianaudio book (Nov 2014)

Author A.W. Tozer
Narrator Michael Kramer
Runtime 5 Hrs. 12 Min. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3

monthly free Logos ebook (Nov 2014) 新版穆勒傳記

From Prussia with LoveFrom Prussia with Love

by Carol Purves

A delinquent in Prussia, working for the Jews in London and stirring up the Christians in the West Country of England, George Muller (穆勒) went on with God to establish five children’s homes in Bristol, caring for hundreds of children in the nineteenth century. His story is retold in this new biography to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great man.


Free MOBI/Kindle/ePub/PDF on the person and work of Christ (till 16/11)

Name above All Names

by Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson  (Crossway, 2013)
Instructions: click the link below, fill out a very short survey. (You do NOT need to provide your credit card information. Skip this step and continue with checkout. However, you will need to have a free Crossway account.)

Jesus Christ has been given the name above all names, the highest seat of honor, the right to reign and rule. Yet the busyness of our lives and the diversions of this world often distract us from knowing the most important person we could ever know. Perhaps we need some help to see Jesus afresh.
In this thoughtful study and worshipful reflection, two influential pastors draw on decades of pastoral experience in order to guide us through the whole sweep of Scripture and examine seven key qualities of Jesus’s identity and ministry:
  • Jesus as the True Prophet
  • Jesus as the Great High Priest
  • Jesus as the Conquering King
  • Jesus as the Seed of the Woman
  • Jesus as the Son of Man
  • Jesus as the Suffering Servant
  • Jesus as the Lamb on the Throne
Name above All Names helps us to see and meditate on the incomparable character of Christ—a spiritual exercise that enables us to readily respond to the exhortations of Scripture, to focus our gaze upon the King of kings, and to better understand just how great Jesus really is.


NIVAC ebook sale up to 23/11

NIV Application Commentaries on sale: US$4.99@ only

Note these ebook platforms:
  • Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Christian Book, US$4.99 (see here) (留意: Kindle沒有直接copy and paste的功能, 較轉接的方法見)
  • Google ebooks, HK$23.00 (see here) (留意: 沒有直接copy and paste的功能, 較轉接的方法: highlight文字並選搜尋Google)

(5 volumes never–before-available as eBooks
Exodus—Peter Enns
2 Samuel—Bill T. Arnold
Psalms, Vol. 1—Gerald H. Wilson
Proverbs—Paul Koptak
2 Corinthians—Scott J. Hafemann )

limited-time free Logos ebook on grace

By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me

by Ferguson, Sinclair B.

Reformation Trust, 2010

In this book, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson examines the wonder of divine grace. You’ll get seven looks at amazing grace, each structured around a stanza of the hymn “O How the Grace of God Amazes Me.”


highly recommended Bible reading/study app 微讀聖經

微讀聖經 (Android版 / Apple版)
  • 附繁簡的和合本, 新譯本, NET可供下載
  • 暫無原文版本, 但其"原文研讀"的"原文解析"功能已有原文和(簡體)中文的interlinear及中文parsing
  • 附原文詞典(database: 信望愛資訊中心)及中文的"精讀本聖經注釋"
  • 設不同譯本對照並讀或單一譯本段落模式閱讀. 
  • 各功能皆設下載, 不用上網. 
(credit: Alfred Suen)


Key Bible and Theological Reference Tools

-posts introducing English bible versions, bible introductions, commentaries, original lang. lexicons, grammars etc

more recommended commentary lists

Rolfing’s recommended commentary lists – Old TestamentNew Testament.
(Note: the library of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA)

free Kindle ebook by Alister McGrath [till 8/11]

Alister McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life  (Tyndale House Publishers, 2014)


free ebook [Kindle/Vyrso/Epub] on politics and Christians [till 4/11]

  • recommended; very relevant to the HK situation now:

Charles Drew, Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?

This book is meant to help Christians “develop practical biblical convictions about critical social and political issues.” It’s recommend by J. I. Packer and Tim Keller.


a new free bible study software recommended: STEP

英國福音派的Tyndale House開發: 

STEP: Scripture Tools for Every Person 

-an online resource making freely available serious Bible study software from the international team of researchers based at Tyndale House, Cambridge, has launched version 2.0. 
See the Brief feature list, Quick tour and Sources.


monthly free Vyrso ebook (Oct 2014)

monthly free Logos ebook (Oct 2014)

highly recommended:

The Crucified GodThe Crucified God

by Jürgen Moltmann

Taking the time to thoroughly examine the theology of the cross, Moltmann explores the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. He seeks to revolutionize the concept of God and make his theology of hope more concrete in the eyes of the reader.


free Kindle ebook on finishing well (limited time offer)

Finishing Well In Life & Ministry: God's Protection From Burnout (Connecting with Ministries) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Mills , Craig Parro
Leadership Resources International (July 7, 2014)


Paul's Messianic Jesus: A Variant-Form of Ancient Jewish Messianism by Larry Hurtado

Paul's Messianic Jesus: A Variant-Form of Ancient Jewish Messianism

Opening Lecture of School of Divinity of Edinburgh University by Emeritus Professor Larry Hurtado(starts at 6'30")


free Kindle ebook on evangelism (till 10/9)

Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace (Show Me How Series) [Kindle Edition]

Larry R. Moyer

"Whether they know it or not, every Christian is in fulltime ministry—at home, at school, at recreation, and at work. Colossians 4:5–6 says “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time, Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (nkjv)."


another forthcoming Greek NT critical edition

Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament (THEGNT)

monthly free Christianaudio book (Sept 2014)

Audiobook Download

How Should We Then Live?

Author Francis A. Schaeffer
Narrator Kate Reading
 "As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning."

monthly free Logos ebook (Sept 2014)

Living the Dream: Joseph for TodayLiving the Dream: Joseph for Today

by Pete Wilcox

Unfold the story of Joseph through 14 dramatic episodes!
Coupling an engaging voice with biblical sensitivity, author Pete Wilcox enables his readers to set their own stories alongside the narrative treasures of Joseph. Living the Dream: Joseph for Today makes this ancient tale fresh for this generation.


free pdf on sin by John Owen

Puritan's classics:
John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation. Edited by Justin Taylor and Kelly Kapic (Crossway, 2006).
-modernization of the original classicsThe Mortification of Sin.