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Discovery Bible Reading









Discovery Bible Reading is a simple effective reading plan-whatever your knowledge or experience of Jesus.

  • Friends meet to read stories of Jesus (the Gospel of Mark is a good start).
  • One person prays this prayer:

"Dear God, please guide us. Thank you."

  • Start at the beginning, reading one story at a time.
  • Read each story through twice, then retell the story in your own words.

Discuss the story using 5 questions:

1. What is New?

2. What surprises you?

3. What don't you understand?

4. What will you obey or apply?

5. What will you share with someone this week?


  • Plan when to meet to read again.
  • Pray for each other, something like this:

"Dear God, Thank you for your word. Help us to follow you. Amen."


Ideas and Suggestions

  • If you don't understand something, don't argue - you will read more!
  • Invite other people to join you.
  • Give each person a bookmark.
  • Encourage others to form groups.


When you meet to read again

You could ask:

1. Who have you met or caught up with?

2. What two thuings did you learn?



1. How did we go applying the insights?

2. How did we go sharing?