The Daily Bible Reading (4 vols.) is a series of devotional books that are intended to help and encourage people to read through the Bible at least once a year and to read through the Bible with meaning and understanding. No reading is so important as the reading of the Scripture. A daily habit of reading the Scriptures is vital to anyone who desires to have a vibrant spiritual life.
With the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture passages in the Daily Bible Reading (4 vols.) are tagged and appear on mouse-over. This makes these resources more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “judgment,” or “David.”
This first book contains a synopsis of each day's Scripture reading. The value of this devotional book will be best realized when the Scripture text is read for each day. Reading this book without reading the Scripture text will make the book seem disconnected and meaningless. It also needs to be noted that every verse of the day's reading assignment is not commented on in the synopsis. The synopsis is only an overall view of the main subjects of the reading, not a detailed commentary.
This book contains sermonettes from a verse selected from the Scripture reading of each day. The sermonette devotionals in this book are not "feel-good" sentimentalism, but they are expository studies of the Scriptures. They are generally outlined and alliterated in the typical writing style of the author. While the sermonettes are primarily intended to be instructional and inspirational for one's daily Bible reading, they are also helpful as sermon starters and aids for those giving a devotional. A valuable index of texts is located at the end of this book.
In Daily Bible Reading Volume Three: Sermonettes, Butler starts a new year of Bible reading. The page for each day has a sermonette based on a different verse than the previous volume. These instructive sermonettes are inspiring, expository studies of the Scripture, and they are generally outlined and alliterated in the typical writing style of the author. The sermonettes will also make good sermon starters and aids for those leading a Bible study.
This fourth book contains study questions from each day's Scripture reading. The book is divided into two parts. The first half of the book contains ten study questions for each day's Scripture reading. The second half of the book contains answers to the study questions. These questions are not only helpful for one's daily devotional reading but will also be found to be very helpful in classroom situations, such as Sunday School or Christian Day School, and in family situations of parents teaching their children the Scriptures.
The questions and answers in this book have been based on the KJV text. If you are using another translation, you may have to refer to the KJV text at times for some of the specific wording in the questions and answers.
John G. Butler is a native of Iowa. He has been a Baptist minister for nearly half a century and pastored for over thirty-five years with pastorates in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. He attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is also the author of the Bible Biography Series—a series of books written about major Bible characters, and the Study of the Savior—a series of books written about Jesus Christ. He currently lives in Clinton, Iowa with his wife Gail.